Public Consultation

Mayday Saxonvale Pubic Consultation with view of room

Hundreds of Fromies in attendance to support the future of Frome

The Public Consultation was a fantastic success.

With hundreds of Fromies in attendance over the two days, who met the architects, viewed and commented on our alternative plan for Saxonvale.

“The scheme is JUST what Frome needs… a genuine alternative to the Acorn plan which is mainly housing. In the heart of Town, we deserve a space for the community to grow and thrive!’

Hugh Haines

Mayday SAxonvale Pubic Consultation with Andrew Kirby Architect

Our architects

Our architects Andrew Kirby and Johnny Buckland met with hundreds of people over the two days.

They were able to personally answer questions and hear feedback from our community to ensure the plan meets the needs, priorities, and aspirations of our town.

‘I really like that there is a new school in these plans. The current St John’s school is not fit for purpose and how we manage to teach in it is remarkable. Having a new school also takes into account the new people who will be moving to the area. Currently there are no plans for a school in the other development so where are the children going to go?? There isn’t any more capacity at St. John’s.’

Marcus Bowman

Feedback to shape our town’s future

Your feedback will help shape Mayday Saxonvale’s Final Masterplan which is scheduled for submission for outline planning approval in June 2021. 

Your comments is an integral part of our planning process.

Below is a selection of the comments we received from participants either at the event or online in response to the Mayday Plan.

I am writing in support of this proposal as a viable and preferred alternative to that put forward by Acorn Developments. It fits so much better with Frome’s stated commitment to the environment and sustainable living with solar panels, green walls, cycle and pedestrian centred rather than a focus on cars, pleasant community space with housing designed for people rather than profit. Live/work space and employment space is a welcome feature as it’s important to have jobs in town.
Lido 🎉’

Sally Mellors