Back in April, Frome Town Council’s Planning Committee objected to the outline planning application for a development of up to 150 residential dwellings on Marston Lane (see below for the position statement issued at the time). This was also subsequently refused at Mendip’s Planning Board in June.
The developer, Gleeson Land, has appealed this decision and this will now be examined at a public enquiry. Any previous comments made on the initial planning application will be automatically included in the enquiry.
If you want to comment on this appeal (or amend or withdraw any previous comments made during the original planning application), you can do so by visiting the Planning Inspectorate website and searching for the appeal reference number 3306827.
Comments can also be made in writing, please send to: The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/J Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN ensuring you quote the full appeal reference number APP/Q3305/W/22/3306827.
All comments must be submitted by Tuesday 8th November to be included.
Should you wish to visit the original plans, please view them on Mendip’s Planning Application portal (search using reference number 2022/0616/OUT) but please ensure all appeal comments are submitted via the Planning Inspectorate website.
Original position statement issued at the time of initial application:
Members of the Planning Committee met on Thursday 28th April to consider the major planning applications received. This included the outline planning application for a development of up to 150 residential dwellings on Marston Lane, Frome. The meeting was attended by 35 people with an interest in the Marston Lane proposals.
The Committee agreed unanimously to object to the proposals, Chair of Frome Town Council Planning Committee, Councillor Steve Tanner said: “We thought that the application was purely speculative in its nature and that it would impact greatly on the landscape of Frome as you enter from the west – it is outside the town boundary and there was a huge strength of feeling amongst residents and councillors of all tiers against this opportunist development which would give nothing back to the town. We would now urge that Mendip District Council planning committee now support our decision and themselves object strongly to this application. This is simply not good enough for Frome.”
You can read the full position statement here: