map of what3words decide empty kept address Frome Saxonvale
What 3 Words describes Frome Town Development History well

This is a great idea. Every 3m x 3m square on Earth assigned a unique three word mapping address. Try it out at ///illogical.backyard.ember

https://map.what3words.com/decide.empty.kept

Some critics of this method of addressing every three metre square of the two dimensions of a flat Earth have suggested that the algorithms used to generate the sequence of words could be deliberately modified to produce tailored results. It’s an unlikely coincidence that the Saxonvale site in Frome is given the address ///decide.empty.kept

The Frome Saxonvale site has been kept empty for over twenty years. Locals can influence, change, support and learn more here.

Based in Shepton Mallet

Fromester supports almost any active use of the 9.2 acre town centre site (approx 37,000 square metres) owned by Mendip DC and the additional smaller plot owned by Frome TC.

Top of the list of preferred uses is a market garden producing fruit and veg for the local population. It seems like a no brainer. Current popular social, economic and right-on Steiner School pre-learners would agree with such a plan but regrettably it does not fully maximise investment returns for extinction bound Mendip District Council.

For over 20 years successive development attempts have produced little commitment from the private sector.

The Saxonvale area was previously used to slaughter cows, pigs and sheep.

How about a market garden in the centre of Frome producing vegetables and fruit for sale locally, providing horticultural employment and education, using a balanced approach for the future use of our publicly owned common land? Top science experts and optimistic clever locals have estimated that a brownfield site can harvest up to £250.00 of nutrition every year per square metre from a combination of aquaculture and hydroponic farming techniques. That’s roughly £9m per year using the entire Saxonvale site to provide Frome with some cheap fresh local veg. Local know-it-alls say we need more social housing for old Seth and mother Maybelle’s multiplying burgeons, a big shame really ‘cos all that veg is a great idea and more wholesome than the slaughtered meat the land prospered from previously.

Acorn Property Group (///bumpy.sweat.wedge) presented their initial proposals for development of the site on Friday (15/2/19) and Saturday (16/2/19) at the Silk Mill. Read what was said here:

Click to download and read a huge PDF for hours

It seems the 329 people of Frome (///ruled.fairly.patrol) who attended the consultation prefer to use seventy-five percent of the 37,000 square metre site for housing, leaving just under 10,000 square metres for parking, roads, the odd tree, some footpaths and a paved area. There are no extra schools included, search for “bus” in the document and you’ll only find “business”.

Mendip District Council (///back.cocoons.fails) bought the Saxonvale (///spoke.begin.expand) land as an optimistic investment. Fracking the land would likely maximise MDC’s ROI and whilst almost any reuse of the abandoned town centre land is preferred, building mostly houses will only increase the pressure on Frome’s municipal issues. A more imaginative approach could be taken to maximise the potential of this town centre asset to our blossoming town. Frome reinvented local politics, maybe now it should reinvent town centre redevelopment?

NB: This is not a business proposal, merely a suggestion from a concerned resident who will likely move away from Frome if loads of houses are built behind Iceland, and then who’s going to fix your Mac?

Acorn “Profits R Us” (not verified) Property Group are also principal contractor in other housing developments in Frome. #justsoyouknow

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