The second round of public consultation for the regeneration of Saxonvale was another success with more than 330 people attending.
Held at the Silk Mill Studios & Gallery in Frome last month, the initial development proposals were unveiled and an opportunity for further feedback from the local community was given.
The development plans for the 10-acre former industrial site reflect suggestions and ideas gathered at the successful first public consultation in January. The site plans revealed propose a residential-led, mixed-use scheme of up to 300 new homes and a variety of commercial spaces including offices, live-work units and other commercial space. The design also includes a riverside-park, public realm and a replacement public car park.
We will now work with Nash Partnership architects to finalise a planning application with a view submit to the Local Planning Authority at the end of April.
Derelict for 10 years, the Saxonvale site sits adjacent to the River Frome and is a short walk to the High Street.
Robin Squire, Regional Managing Director at Acorn’s Bristol office commented, “We’d like to again thank all those who came along to the second public consultation to let us know what they’d like to see delivered at Saxonvale. The comments submitted will feed into our planning application to provide the purposeful regeneration scheme for Frome’s community.”
For further information on the proposal for Saxonvale visit our planning website: www.saxonvaleredevelopment.org