RUBBLE is being removed from a development site in Frome.

Materials such as crushed concrete are being taken away from the Saxonvale site to prepare the land for construction work to start.

There may be some 'disruption' to roads as the rubble is being loaded by an excavator on eight-wheeled wagons. These wagons will leave and access the site via the Garsdale Road entrance.

The works started on Monday (November 8), and all lorry movements are taking place between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. They will continue for the next three to four weeks.

"Apologies in advance go to residents, local businesses and motorists who may find themselves temporarily inconvenienced during the removal works," said a spokesperson for Mendip District Council (MDC).

"Those neighbouring Saxonvale can keep up with the project’s progress through a public noticeboard, installed at the site entrance point.

"The noticeboard displays work schedules, news items, site manager contacts, and essential safety messaging."

MDC, landowner, has commissioned the contractors to clear the area ready for construction.

Balfour Beatty currently have operational control of the site, which is closed to the public due to strict safety measures.

The clearance is being funded via Homes England who awarded MDC a £4million grant through the Government's Local Authority Accelerated Construction (LAAC) programme.

The planning board has agreed to grant planning consent to the Saxonvale site, subject to the completion of the Section 106 agreement.

Another planning application has also been submitted by a rival group - Mayday Saxonvale.

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Appointed developers, Acorn Property Group, plan to transform the original manufacturing site into a mixed-use, sustainable neighbourhood. It will feature new cycle and pedestrian paths, a riverside café and park with river walk, and a public square. Sensitive landscaping will ensure historic trees are fully integrated into the design.