Market Place Improvements Phase 2

Frome Town Council has developed plans for the next phase of the Market Place improvements. An exhibition was held between 8-22 November along with two drop in sessions when the Project Team were on hand to answer specific questions.

Local residents and stakeholders shared their comments on these initial plans which are reflected in the proposals below. The proposals are subject to planning consent and the approval of the County Council as Highway Authority

Disabled Parking

  • Introduce two new disabled parking spaces and dropped kerbs between Catherine House & Waterloo on Cork Street
  • Existing disabled bays on Cork Street: enable access by disabled drivers through the day and evening and introduce continuous dropped kerb for better access
  • Make the proposed disabled bays on both sides of the Market Place time limited to enable more users to use them throughout the day

Bus Stops 

  • New bus shelters with Real Time Information
  • Amend the radii of kerbing to the bus bays to make it easier for buses to enter and exit the bays

Pedestrian Safety

  • New bollards in Bath Street
  • Introduce reflective bands on all bollards

Paving & Street Furniture

  • No clear preference for planting and seating
  • Will monitor how newly paved areas are used before determining need in these areas
  • New paving around bus stop on southern side & new railings

Responding to the needs of Town Centre businesses 

  • Introduce new delivery bay outside The George, enabling larger HGVs to deliver to nearby shops and restaurants
  • Minimising disruption by enabling access to premises through works and one way traffic management