NEW TESCO HYPERMARKET FOR FROME ON YOUR DOORSTEP?
NEW HYPERMARKET FOR FROME ON YOUR DOORSTEP? We think that a giant new supermarket is being planned for Saxon Vale in Frome (the site between Lidl and M & S, bounded by the River Frome. It could be a Tesco Extra. The plan that was agreed with Mendip District Council for Saxon Vale has fallen through. St James Investments (who work with Tesco) have stepped into the vacuum. 550 car parking spaces are possible (twice the size of the Market Yard car park). Garsdale will be the main access and exit so huge traffic increase is predicted through Wallbridge, Portway and Christchuch Street. 24 hour lighting and deliveries will affect other residential areas. A Tesco Extra is the size of store that many blame for Shepton Mallet’s High St. decline. Supermarkets tend to have a negative impact on independent local shops. Frome has only recently recovered from having many boarded up shops. If you are concerned about this prospect and the many other issues associated with a giant supermarket arriving in the heart of our town you can act early rather than waiting for a fully formed planning application. Find out more and let your voice be heard. Come to the first public meeting ~ The Cheese & Grain, Wednesday 1st December at 7.30pm