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February 2017 Newsletter

by adamboyden on 28 February, 2017

Dear All,  please see below a roundup of news from the ward and local area, and updates on what your councils are doing. This has taken some time, so apologies it has been a long time since the last one. Old Showfield improvements to continue Frome Town Council is planning further improvements to the Old […]

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July newsletter

by adamboyden on 8 July, 2016

Dear All,  I hope you find this update on news for Frome College ward, Frome and Mendip useful. How can I help? As ever, please get in touch if you have any issues you need help with. Super Frome 10k: Once again I am running the Frome 10k on Sunday 17th July as part of […]

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Planning and development news

by adamboyden on 18 December, 2015

Co-op Fromefield: The new Co-op convenience store is open at Fromefield, with a cashpoint on the corner. I am now in discussion with residents and MDC officers on a few planning matters and I’m hoping to help persuade Radco to improve the appearance of the building in terms of the setting of the neighbouring listed […]

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Mendip Local Plan part 2 consultation

by adamboyden on 17 December, 2015

Mendip’s draft Local Plan Part 2 was published for public consultation until 16th December, and sets out where more housing and other development could go between now and 2029, including at least 350 more houses in Frome. It identifies two greenfield sites at Packsaddle Way as potentially suitable for new housing. Site 5 (‘the school […]

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Planning and development news

by adamboyden on 28 September, 2015

Tesco Express in Stonebridge should reopen in December as a larger store and 4 flats (‘Acacia View’) above. I successfully argued for improvements to the planning application (2014/0970/FUL) to improve the design and lighting, and ensure no overall loss of parking spaces or trees, which will be replanted. New plans have been recently submitted for […]

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Stonebridge development update

by adamboyden on 19 June, 2015

Earlier in June, together with county councillor Linda Oliver and town councillor Nick White, I met the site managers of the new development of the shops and flats development on Forest Road, Stonebridge to get a briefing about the construction project and ask questions. Planning permission was granted by Mendip District Council in January for […]

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Planning appeal for 8 houses at Bath Road Heights

by adamboyden on 9 January, 2015

February 2015: I have just been informed that Latona Leisure have submitted an Appeal against Mendip District Council’s refusal of permission for the development of the rest of the Bath Road Heights site for 8 new 4 and 5 bedroom detached homes (ref 2014/0981/FUL) on Bath Road at the northern edge of Frome. I commented […]

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Revised development plans for Stonebridge approved

by adamboyden on 8 January, 2015

Update, May 2015 The development of the Stonebridge shops expansion with flats above (ref. 2014/0970) received planning permission in January. I successfully argued for some improvements to the plans, to avoid a loss of car parking spaces, include more tree planting, and improve the design. The trees which were cut down in April will be […]

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Have Your Say on revised Stonebridge development plans

by adamboyden on 22 September, 2014

Update, September 2014: Revised plans for the extension to the shops, and construction of new flats above them, at Forest Road, Stonebridge, Frome, have been submitted to Mendip District Council. Consultation on the revised plans has begun and you have until 13th October 2014 to comment. See also the Frome Standard article this week. A […]

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I am keeping an eye on local planning matters in the area. Mendip’s Local Plan has been examined by an inspector, who will report back soon on whether it is accepted. Co-op at Fromefield: Revised plans for the proposed Co-op convenience store (ref 2013/1514) have been submitted which the developer hopes will overcome local objections […]

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Earlier this month, the planning application for 14 houses at ‘Bath Road Heights’, phase 2 of the redevelopment of the former Mendip Lodge Hotel site, opposite Frome Community College, were withdrawn by Latona Leisure. The planning application submitted to Mendip District Council last autumn was for 14 new 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses on […]

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Major housing development proposed at Packsaddle Way

by adamboyden on 21 February, 2014

An outline planning application has been submitted to Mendip District Council for the development of 107 new houses in a field on Cuckoo Hill, between Packsaddle Way, Innox Hill and Spring Gardens, and close to the River Frome downstream of the town. The submitted plans, reports and consultation comments, can all be found on Mendip […]

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What have I been doing?

by adamboyden on 17 December, 2013

I have been working on a few things recently, in response to local residents concerns, which you have told me about on the doorstep, on the phone and by email: Flytipping on Gypsy Lane – Public Meeting to be held: Yesterday Mendip District Council’s Enforcement officers agreed to my suggestion to hold a public meeting […]

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Bedroom tax in Mendip

by adamboyden on 6 December, 2013

I recently asked senior officers at Mendip District Council “if the Council is reviewing the impact of the bedroom tax (officially known as the spare room subsidy reduction), on people in Mendip, e.g. how many people affected, how many disabled people are affected, are people able to downsize or are they stuck with a loss […]

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A new planning application has just been submitted by Latona Leisure for more houses at the former Mendip Lodge Hotel site on Bath Road, now known as ‘Bath Road Heights’. The plans are for 14 detached 3-, 4- and 5-bedroom houses at the remaining part of the former hotel site at the northern edge of Frome. […]

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Housebuilding starts at Mendip Lodge Hotel site

by adamboyden on 5 February, 2013

Last week, Latona Leisure, the owners of the Mendip Lodge Hotel site on Bath Road, northern Frome, started site work on the development of 6 new detached houses on the southern part of the site, next to the three existing dwellings. This is four months after withdrawing plans for further housing development across the majority of […]

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Local residents have been asking me and other councillors what plans there are in place in Mendip for people that are Rough Sleeping in the current severe cold weather.   An emergency plan is meant to be activated to find people sleeping rough and get them into the warm, so people are checking exactly what was being done.  The […]

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Q & A on Mendip’s New Homes Bonus

by adamboyden on 13 November, 2012

How Mendip District Council proposes to allocate its spending of the New Homes Bonus has come in for some criticism recently in Frome due to concern that a greater share of the Bonus should be allocated to local infrastructure improvements to help towns cope with the demands of residents of the new homes planned for, and that a fair […]

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If you live near the former Mendip Lodge Hotel site on Bath Road on the northern edge of town, have children at the College opposite, have fond memories of the hotel, or just see the site every day, you might be interested in the future of the site.  The news is that late last month, Latona Leisure withdrew […]

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ALDC Briefing:  The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been published [on Tuesday 27 March 2012], with significant amendments negotiated by the Liberal Democrats in Government since the Draft NPPF was released for consultation last July.  Here, we outline some of the major changes made to the NPPF since its controversial Draft version:   The controversial […]

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