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Talks on vision for derelict area
A vision for the transformation of a derelict area into houses, shops and restaurants will be discussed at a public meeting.

Plans to develop the Saxonvale area of Frome, Somerset, will be revealed by Mendip District Council on Tuesday.

People will hear how the area will be revamped including improved access to the River Frome.

A planning application is due to be submitted in April with a decision by the council due later in the year.

Frome district councillor Claire Hudson said: "This is a very important site in Frome and there is a lot of public interest in how the area may be developed.

"It is important that the public has the chance to hear proposals and question those putting them forward, as this will help us to gauge public opinion when a planning application is submitted at a later date."

The latest proposals are based on an overall design brief for the area, which sets out a vision of how any future redevelopments could look, and which was adopted by Mendip District Council in 2005.

The meeting will be held in the Assembly Rooms, Frome on 22 January.

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