Frome Town Council agreed on 18 March (at the Full Council meeting Wednesday) to take the initiative and work with land owners and local councils to deliver a scheme at Saxonvale that will benefit the community and Frome as a town.
Cllr Mel Usher, Leader of the Council, said, “The Frontier estate application for a large supermarket and some shops has run into major difficulties. It is now a year and a half since it was submitted and we are still no nearer a resolution.
“It’s time for Frome to take the lead and drive forward a scheme that Frome needs. This project will work towards establishing a Neighbourhood Development Order for the site and would mean that we in Frome can decide what we want and search out developers who can deliver that for us.
“There’s a long way to go but it’s an important moment of decision for Frome as a town; whether to try and do the right thing or, as some advocate, do nothing and just let market forces decide. I know which one I prefer.”
You can find more information about this on the Agenda for that meeting here.
Published 20th March 2015