Romsey town centre improvements: Bell Street

Improvements for Bell Street, Romsey

Last update: February 2019

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Works completed.

Scheme overview

Hampshire County Council is working with Test Valley Borough Council to make Romsey town centre more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, reduce traffic speeds and make the area more attractive for all who live, work and shop there. The improvements will provide residents, as well as the many visitors to the area, with a fresh looking town centre that will be easier to navigate on foot, while in keeping with the town's historic character. The enhancements will also support the future vitality of this thriving market town.

The enhancements comprise three phases:

Improvements to the area include:

  • making the road and footway one level along the length of Bell Street,
  • repaving the footways on Bell Street with York stone, in keeping with the scheme recently completed in Church Street,
  • resurfacing and narrowing the road in order to reduce vehicle speeds and aid general accessibility,
  • removing the on-street parking, as supported in the responses to the public consultation, so that the wider footways can be accommodated for the full length of the street,
  • introducing a raised crossing at the entry to Bell Street to act as a gateway to the area,
  • improving the existing zebra crossing.

Details of the scheme presented at the 'meet the contractor event' held in September 2017.

Bell Street Improvement Plan


The consultation period ran from 29 February 2016 to 8 April 2016. The results are presented in this report:

Bell Street Romsey: consultation report

Contact us
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

SO23 8UD