A range of potential improvements to revitalise the Mount Road high street in Bath are once again being consulted on as part of plans to spend a share of £488,000 of funding.
Mount Road is among four streets in the city to have been awarded a share of £488,000 by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Concept designs including street furniture, art installations and planting have been drawn up and the local authority is now consulting on the suggested improvements.
Residents and businesses were originally asked for their views on both the Mount Road and Twerton High Street improvement schemes in a consultation launched in September 2022, but responses for Mount Road were not recorded due to a technical error with the online form.
The consultation will now restart to make sure people’s views on the proposed improvements for Mount Road can be gathered.
The consultation runs until 3rd February. The consultation can be accessed here.
The council is also encouraging people to find out more at a drop-in in-person event in the Main Hall at Southdown Methodist Church Centre on Wednesday, 11th January where there will also be a chance to speak to the council’s Liveable Neighbourhoods team about residents’ proposals for Mount Road.
The event will run from 2pm to 6.30pm.
Councillor Mark Roper, cabinet member for Economic Development, Regeneration and Growth, said: “The proposed improvements for Mount Road are tailored to the needs of the area and are based on initial views we gathered from the community in autumn and winter 2021.
“Now, we would like to invite feedback on the draft design so we can draw up final plans to make Mount Road a vibrant and welcome local centre that’s fit for the future.
“Although there was a website error when we originally began this consultation in September last year, I’d like to underline that no responses have been lost because unfortunately none could be entered.
“We apologise for this technical issue and thank you to the people who submitted their views to us about the Twerton scheme, which have all been safely recorded.
“If you visit, live in or work in the Mount Road area then please respond to this new consultation so that we can get the final design right.
“You can also come to the event to find out more about the project, as well as about our Liveable Neighbourhoods programme.”
The other two local centres receiving funding as part of the Bath Local Centres High Street Improvement Scheme are Moorland Road and Weston High Street. The concept designs for these locations will be consulted on this summer.
The council secured £295,000 from the West of England Combined Authority’s ‘Love our High Streets’ grant programme for the project.
A further £193,000 is being contributed from other funding sources, including £145,000 from the Community Infrastructure Levy and an additional £35,000 linked funding from the West of England Combined Authority Vacant Unit Action Project.