Somerset County Council

Small Improvement Schemes


Somerset County Councillors were invited to consider the need for Small Improvement Schemes (SiS) in their areas. These schemes were to be developed, taking into account problems that they and their communities were aware of, in relation to their local highways. A maximum of two schemes could be put forwards for consideration each year and due to the pressure on the funding, it was requested that the two requests were also prioritised. Schemes were also developed for consideration by officers, which were more strategic in nature. All schemes were then vetted by an officer panel before consideration by the Cabinet Member. 

Plans for those schemes approaching construction can be viewed in the table below. The designs for further schemes will be added as the detailed design stage nears completion. 

Please note, all plans shown are subject to changes as the design process progresses. Amended plans will be displayed as soon as they are available. 

It is anticipated that councillors will be asked to submit schemes for potential SiS funding in October 2015 (2016/17 financial year). Therefore, please forward any scheme ideas or requests to the County Councillor for your area so that they may consider them for submission. You can find the contact details of the County Councillor for your area by using the link in the Related services section of this page.

General documents

We will be updating a Small Improvement Schemes Delivery Report 2011-13 which lists the schemes that have been delivered to date and the evolving methodology for delivery, based on lessons learnt. Cllr Higgs has stated in the foreword that "This report seeks to illustrate some successfully championed schemes and will further hopefully serve to provide some guidance to councillors in bidding for future schemes".

Cllr Fothergill is now the member for Highways and Transport and will continue to help take the SIS schemes forward in the best interests of Somerset County Council.

We have produced a series of advisory leaflets which aim to both assist and inform to help in future submissions and understanding of the wider implications of requesting various types of new highway infrastructure.  

Old Down to ChilcomptonMendip
Commercial Road Roundabout, Shepton...Mendip
B3139 Bath Road to Old DownMendip
Waterloo Road, Shepton MalletMendip
Bradford Road junctions with A361 and...Mendip
TI004304 - Terry Hill Crossroads road...Mendip
Oakhill, Shepton MalletMendip
Lime Street - Mill Lane, Nether Stowey...Sedgemoor
Bristol Road, A38, RooksbridgeSedgemoor
Background Wembdon Rise to Sandford...Sedgemoor
A38 CrossSedgemoor
Odcombe Old Road, Camp Road Traffic...South Somerset
Stock Elms Cottages, Compton DundonSouth Somerset
A358 and B3167 Tatworth (plan list 1 of...South Somerset
A358 and B3167 Tatworth (plan list 2 of...South Somerset
South Petherton Hospital footpath...South Somerset
Stourton Way and The Toose YeovilSouth Somerset
Ridley Hill, Aller, Langport South Somerset
TI004295 – Donyatt South Somerset
Bower HintonSouth Somerset
TI004289 - Roundham to Crewkerne (A30...South Somerset
Snapant (including Lopen, Frogmary...South Somerset
Lyme Road, CrewkerneSouth Somerset
Stiby Road, Westfield AcademySouth Somerset
Greenway Road, TauntonTaunton Deane
TI004266 - Honiton Road, Trull Taunton Deane
(1 of 2) TI004270 Greenway, North Curry...Taunton Deane
(2 of 2) TI004270 Greenway, North Curry...Taunton Deane
MN004250 Taunton School, Greenway Road,...Taunton Deane
Oake Traffic CalmingTaunton Deane
West Somerset College, MineheadWest Somerset
A39 Kilve Traffic Management West Somerset
Donniford Road, WilitonWest Somerset


Contact: Engineering Programme Team
Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Fax: 01823 358064
Customer Contact opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.
Engineering Programme Team opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed

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