Frome planning news this week : Signs of moving ahead of the new B&Q in Frome

  Posted: 23.11.21 at 14:11 by The Editor

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In planning news in and around Frome this week:

In a sign that it is not far off opening, the new B&Q Express store due to open in January 2022, has applied to put up some signs on the site on the approach to the railway station. The company wants to install three illuminated and four non-illuminated signs. Details under Ref. No: 2021/2574/ADV.

In a planning decision made over in Mendip, the cafe that is used by taxi drivers at Station Approach in Frome, close to that B&Q store, has been awarded a change of use. The owner, who has been operating the cafe since 2013, said in the application that she was told by the previous owner that the relevant planning permissions had been obtained. She did not need to apply for planning permission for the unit, but needed to apply for change of use. She wrote : " The cafe offers a takeaway service and has seating inside for eight. The cafe caters for rail users and provides a service for the light industrial units nearby, for taxi drivers and also for the Frome community that can afford to eat and drink here rather than other cafes in Frome which are more expensive and may not be accessible to our clients. "

Prior approval is being sought for for prior notification of agricultural development for a proposed building at Red Tuns Farm on Foghamshire Lane in Trudoxhill. Details under Ref. No: 2021/2659/AGB .

Along Orchard Street in Frome, an application is in to prune a Yew tree at Smiths Orchard, details under Ref. No: 2021/2414/TCA.

In Leigh on Mendip, an application is in to build three single storey three bedroomed homes on land South of Apple Meadow View Park Hayes Leigh. Those plans can be viewed under reference, 2021/2649/FUL .

An extract from the application for signs at the B &Q in Frome

In planning decisions this week:

An application for the reconfiguration of the car park to improve vehicular circulation around the former Carphone Warehouse building on Wessex Fields on the Marston Road in Frome, has been approved. The plans are to turn the building into a Greggs store with a small seating area outside.

Planners have approved an application to lower a garden terrace and construction of pergola at 23 Vicarage Street in Frome.

They have also approved plans to re-roof, insulate, and replace lead flashings and gulleys at 5A Paul Street in Frome.

Planners have approved an application to cut back a Magnolia, reduce the height of a Plum and reduce the height of an Apple Tree, at
5 Lower Street in Rode.

Also in Rode, they have approved plans to prune back two Yew trees at
Rode Baptist Church on the High Street.

And tree works at numbers 5 and 6 Court Farm in Buckland Dinham, which include felling a Cherry Plum tree and reducing the height of a Beech, have been given the go ahead.

Finally the team behind the alternative scheme for the town centre Frome site, Saxonvale, have reminded people that it is still not too late to make your comment on the Mayday Saxonvale plan. Email - [email protected]
Ref - 2021/2373/OTA
State - "I support" with any other comments you may have.

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