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Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Following a successful public consultation last month, Acorn Property Group will present the initial development proposals for the regeneration of the Saxonvale site in Frome.

More than 600 people attended the first consultation to give their views and aspirations for the 10-acre former industrial site which has helped shape the development plans.

The bespoke housebuilder signed a Sale and Overage Agreement with Mendip District Council (MDC) for the redevelopment of the site last autumn to enable the delivery of a high-quality mixed-use scheme aimed at meeting local needs.

The second consultation will be held on the 15th and 16th February at The Silk Mill in Frome, after which Acorn will work with Nash architects to finalise plans for the site with a view to submitting a planning application in spring 2019.

The Saxonvale site has been derelict for 10 years and sits adjacent to the River Frome and a short walk to the High Street. It was bought by MDC earlier in 2018 in order to facilitate regeneration.

Robin Squire, Regional Managing Director at Acorn’s Bristol office commented, “Hearing from such a large number and wide variety of local residents and stakeholders has been hugely useful. We’d like to thank all those who came along in January to let us know what they’d like to see delivered at Saxonvale. The comments have helped us design our initial proposals and we are looking forward to further discussing the future of this important town centre site.

Full event details:

Location: The Silk Mill, The Gallery, Merchants Barton, Saxonvale, Frome, BA11 1PT Date & time: Friday 15 February 2pm-7pm and Saturday 16 February 10am-3pm



Acorn is an independent development and regeneration company that has for over 20 years successfully created a range of residential-led mixed-use refurbished and new build schemes.

With offices in London, Cornwall, Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff and Hampshire, Acorn specialises in bespoke developments to meet the local community’s needs.

Acorn is a flexible joint venture partner, working with Landowners, Introducers, local authorities, public bodies, Housing Associations and Charities.

Following Acorn’s ‘Different by Design’ ethos, our experienced imaginative management and our construction and sales teams have led to Acorn being one of the country’s most successful residential and mixed-use builders and regeneration partners.

Established in 1995, Acorn has a strong focus on provision of interesting, complementary and sustainable architecture that adds quality and a sense of purpose to its immediate environment. Our in-house team includes architects, interior designers, town planners, surveyors and construction managers who can be trusted to make the most of every opportunity. Together with our brand and sales and marketing teams, specialise in creating and delivering the best scheme for every individual site and community.

Acorn is working on a countrywide development portfolio including urban and rural locations, brownfield and greenfield sites, new build or conversions including listed buildings and numerous residential and commercial mixed-use sites.

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