Midsomer Norton Marketplace – Public consultation underway

An online public consultation has been launched to inform design proposals for a renewed historic Marketplace in Midsomer Norton this Christmas.

The project seeks to reinstate a vibrant market in the historic town beside the Town Hall. The project will also enhance a busy pedestrian route from South Street car park to the High Street.

The Marketplace and Passageway improvement works are the two of the enhancements to be funded by the £2m Midsomer Norton High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project. The project is being taken forward in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council, Historic England, The West of England Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets programme, and organisations in Midsomer Norton.


Nicholas Pearson Associates The Island Concept for Markets and Events
The Island, a Concept Plan for Markets and Events – Nicholas Pearson Associates

The early stage landscape and urban design proposals aim to create a welcoming and flexible public space for events on ‘The Island’ whilst retaining vital access and parking. The project will also include:

  • Improving the setting of the Town Hall, and the Conservation Area.
  • Upgrading the quality and appearance of the Marketplace.
  • Providing space to support a range of markets and other events, including a Christmas Market.
  • Creating a direct connection between the Town Hall and Marketplace to enable a wide range of community and civic events.
  • Making space for pedestrians whilst keeping some car parking and access routes.


Midsomer Norton Marketplace Consultation feedback from the public and local businesses will help us to develop the landscape and urban designs and progress the project to the next stage.

To read the online consultation information and to find out how to leave your comments and feedback, please follow the link below:


The consultation period ends at 5pm on 29th December 2020.

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Town Hall photo
Midsomer Norton Marketplace and Town Hall – as it is today.

Tom is a Chartered Landscape Architect with extensive experience in the assessment, design, and implementation of landscape schemes across a diverse selection of projects throughout the UK.

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