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Bath Local Centres High Street Improvement Scheme

Project overview

Improvements are planned for four local High Streets in Bath; Twerton High Street, Mount Road local centre, Moorland Road and Weston High Street.

Funding has been secured and the scheme aims to be delivered between 2022 and 2024.

Softer interventions that improve the street environment and promote increased animation of public spaces are the focus of this scheme, rather than more traditional public realm schemes which are focused on hard landscaping interventions and resurfacing. This allows a short delivery programme and also provides the greatest impact with the value of funding available.

Proposed key additions

The following additions are proposed across the four high streets:

  • Street furniture
  • Improved cycle storage
  • Art installations 
  • Seasonal dressing 
  • Events 
  • Pop-up shops/meanwhile uses 
  • Sensory garden 
  • In-ground planting including trees 
  • Hanging baskets with seasonal iterations of planting 
  • Shopfront improvement grants 
  • Deep clean/maintenance 
  • Marketing and branding exercises to support an improved ‘place identity’
  • Improved wayfinding


Concept designs were drawn up in early 2022, following local engagement in Autumn/Winter 2021. The concept designs were submitted as part of a successful funding bid to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

We (the council) were awarded £295,000 of West of England Combined Authority (WECA) ‘Love Our High Street’ funding. This funding will be combined with £158,000 funding from Community Infrastructure Levy and other sources, creating a Bath Local Centres scheme budget of £453,000. An additional allocation of £35,000 linked funding is provided as part of the Council’s Vacant Unit Action Project. 

View the summary of findings from the earlier engagement, as well as the broader scheme business case, on the WECA website

Concept designs

We are asking for your views on the Twerton High Street and Mount Road concept designs at the moment, with a view to developing a detailed design following this input. 

Mount Road Local Centre Concept design: Map of Mount Road Local centre (the row of shops), with key proposed changes overlaid. These include ‘ground cover’ and wildflower planting, wayfinding, additional cycle stands, planters with cycle signs on them, up-cycled bench, community art installations including shopfronts, shutters and existing features, improved street lighting, existing trees

Mount Road local centre map

View Mount Road local centre plans in more detail.

Twerton High Street Concept design: Map of Twerton High Street, with key proposed changes overlaid. These include wayfinding and signage, hanging baskets, wildflower planting, a sensory garden, art installations, planters, window display/shopfront enhancements, gateway artwork and a pop-up art and community space

Twerton High Street map

View Twerton High Street plans in more detail.