Wednesday, 17 November 2010

More meeting details


We believe that a giant new TESCO supermarket is being planned for Saxon Vale in Frome (the site between Lidl and M&S, bounded by the River Frome).

The previous plan that was agreed with Mendip District Council for Saxon Vale has fallen through. St James Investments (who work on behalf of the main supermarket operators) have stepped into the vacuum. 550 car parking spaces are being suggested (twice the size of the Market Yard car park). Garsdale will be the main access and exit so huge traffic increase is predicted through Wallbridge, Portway and Christchuch Street. 24 hour lighting and deliveries may also affect residential areas. We believe that a large hypermarket on the scale of a TESCO Extra (the size of store that many blame for the decline of Shepton Mallet’s High St) would have a significant negative impact on independent local shops and the character of Frome.

If you are concerned about this prospect and the many other issues associated with a giant supermarket arriving in the heart of our town you can act early rather than waiting for a fully formed planning application. Find out more and voice your opinion. Come to the first public meeting ~

The Cheese & Grain, Wednesday 1st December at 7.30pm
For more information see our blog at: or email

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