Katy Duke, Frome's ex-Regeneration Officer, very kindly posted on the Open Thread about Mendip District Council's Planning Brief for the Saxonvale site, which was published in early 2005, after a great deal of work and consultation.
She says: "Far from being flawed, the brief gives us a fantastic base from which to fight - it focusses on good design, pedestrian priority, built form appropriate for Frome & sensible street patterns. It doesn't support or propose a big foodstore."
You can download the whole thing (a very large pdf - be warned!) here.
Katy has also provided some background here, and reproduced some of the key text from the document here. There's also very useful stuff involving satellite views of the site, and an illustration of how much two possible sizes of supermarket would dominate the Saxonvale area.
As was proved at the Cheese & Grain meeting, any discussion of the site's prospects is bound to involve this document. At the next meeting - news of which will be in by the end of the week - we're aiming to have it explained, and to discuss how people feel about it.