Frome is facing a plan from Acorn Property Group which will cause significant planning harm and breaches the Council’s planning policy.
If the Acorn plan succeeds, the only opportunity left for a genuine and sustainable expansion of the town centre will have been lost – forever.
Our Director, Damon Moore, has now lodged a judicial review which challenges the legality of the decision to approve Acorn’s Planning Permission.
- Get an update on the case in our Judicial Review Latest
- Understand what a Judicial Review is in Judicial Review Explained
- See how things have progressed in our Judicial Review Timeline
Judicial Review Latest
Our Director, Damon Moore, has now lodged a judicial review against the Acorn Planning Decision.
Judicial Review Explained
Judicial Review Timeline
Acorn Scheme Approved by Planning Board (1st time)
The Acorn Scheme was first approved by the Planning Board with 12 votes to three, but cited as “far from perfect”.
Pre-Action Protocol (PAP) Letter lodged
(against 1st Acorn recommendation)
A Pre-Action Protocol (PAP) Letter was lodged, which provided the Council with a warning of an intention to lodge a judicial review and the grounds for doing so. Mendip decided to avoid a judicial review by returning the Acorn plan to Planning Board.
Acorn Scheme Approved by Planning Board (2nd time)
The Scheme was approved by one vote, seven votes to six.
Mayday Scheme Approved by Planning Board
The scheme was approved emphatically, 12 votes to three. The Planning Board decided to deviate from the housing target policy in Saxonvale to approve the high levels of employment space in the Mayday plan.
Asset Management Group (AMG) Meeting
Acorn’s S106 is approved for sign off, despite Mayday warnings that this would lead to a judicial review challenge.
MDC issues Acorn Scheme Decision Notice
After the signing of the S106 Agreement, the planning department issued Acorn Property group full planning consent for Saxonvale.
Judicial Review Claim Lodged
(against 2nd Acorn recommendation)
Damon Moore, Mayday Director lodges a Judicial Review challenge against Acorn’s planning consent.