Plan for 58 homes on ex-depot land in Frome
A proposal to build 58 homes on an agricultural depot in Vallis Road, Frome, has been backed by Frome Town Council.
The town council's planning sub-committee met on Wednesday last week to discuss the latest planning applications that had been received by the district council.
The application is for 58 houses on about three and a half acres of land at Vallis Road.
The land belongs to T H White and currently consists of a depot, industrial sheds next to some fields and woodland.
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Part of the industrial land is contaminated having been historically used as a transport depot and landfill.
T H White is an agricultural machinery dealer and will be relocating to the Marston Trading Estate in Frome.
If consent is given by Mendip District Council, the landowners will sell the land on to developers.
Chairman of the town council sub-committee, Councillor Graham Burgess, said he welcomed the change of use but told the members that at the moment it was only an outline application.
He said: "At the moment they are only asking us to look at the access point, which I believe is quite close to the current access.
"As soon as they get the permissions needed they plan to sell the site, something they have been open about."
Councillor Carole Bullen said there was no loss of jobs in the move and it looked like the business was just being transferred to another site.
A second application was also discussed for the change of use from agricultural depot to a pubic recreational open space, including public allotments.
The town councillors agreed that there would be no objection to either application.
The application is expected to go in front of the Mendip's planning board in the coming months.