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Frome Neighbourhood Plan a step closer

THE Frome Neighbourhood Plan has taken a step closer to becoming a reality. 

Frome Town Council say they had a massive response to the public consultation on the draft plan. Paul Wynne, town clerk said, “I’m delighted with the response and this plan will have a significant impact on the future of the town. For example, a policy that enables affordable community housing and self-build to become a reality in Frome.

“During the next phase we will look at the consultation responses and make any necessary revisions to the plan, resolving any issues raised. Once a revised plan has been drafted, it will be submitted to Mendip District Council, who will carry out a further six-week public consultation, giving people a further opportunity to comment on the plan.

“It is anticipated that the plan will be passed to Mendip District Council by the end of July. This will be followed by an examination by an inspector, finally there will be a referendum to determine whether the plan has majority support from local residents.”