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 currently 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.  

Wanstrow A359 Speed ReductionMendip
Gurney Slade, Pedestrian CrossingMendip
Bove Town, Glastonbury Parking AreaMendip
Oakhill, Shepton MallettMendip
Old Down to ChilcomptonMendip
Milton Lane, WellsMendip
Rode Hill, WoolvertonMendip
Commercial Road Roundabout, Shepton...Mendip
B3139 Bath Road to Old DownMendip
Waterloo Road, Shepton MalletMendip
Bristol Road, A38, RooksbridgeSedgemoor
Lime Street - Mill Lane, Nether Stowey...Sedgemoor
B3139 Theale to Wedmore Speed ReviewSedgemoor
A38 CrossSedgemoor
Westover Green, BridgwaterSedgemoor
Adsborough Safety Improvements Phase 2...Sedgemoor
Background Wembdon Rise to Sandford...Sedgemoor
Wills Road Traffic Calming Consultation...Sedgemoor
Henstridge TRO PlanSouth Somerset
Misterton phase 2 Pedestrian CrossingSouth Somerset
Five Dials Crossroads, Horton Speed...South Somerset
Kingsbury Episcopi traffic calmingSouth Somerset
Sedgemoor Close, Yeovil Traffic...South Somerset
Stoopers Hill, Coombe St NicholasSouth Somerset
A371 Wincanton to Rodney StokeSouth Somerset
Stiby Road, Westfield AcademySouth Somerset
Stourton Way and The Toose YeovilSouth Somerset
B3153 Clanville, Alford and Lovington...South Somerset
Lyde Road, Yeovil - Pedstrian Crossing...South Somerset
Behind Berry, Somerton - pedestrian...South Somerset
Odcombe Old Road, Camp Road Traffic...South Somerset
Lyme Road, CrewkerneSouth Somerset
Ilchester Speed ReductionSouth Somerset
B3151 Ashen Cross to West StreetSouth 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
Lower Woolston Consultation PlanSouth Somerset
Ridley Hill, Aller, Langport South Somerset
Honiton Road, TrullTaunton Deane
South Road, Taunton Safety Scheme -...Taunton Deane
Wiveliscombe ConsultationTaunton Deane
Oake Traffic CalmingTaunton Deane
A361 Flood Diversion Signs and Gates...Taunton Deane
Holway Road, Taunton Pedestrian...Taunton Deane
Wheddon Cross, Cutcombe MarketWest Somerset
Church Street, MineheadWest Somerset
West Somerset College, MineheadWest 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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