The mere idea that there are 7,000 – more – people who wish to live in Frome is a shocker to those who know the locality. So, something must be called into evidence to explain that. As well as the absurdity that people seem to be, voluntarily, buying new builds in Peasedown St John of all places.
The answer being that no one is allowed to build housing where people would actually like to live. Midford, Freshford, Monkton Farleigh, Monkton Combe, Combe Hay, South Stoke and so on (for a moving pictures view of these places, the area the Titfield Thunderbolt was filmed in). Or even Lyncombe Vale – all would still avoid Combe Down of course – and other such delightful areas as Dunkerton etc.
So, why is the housing not where people would like it to be and why is it therefore dumped in Frome, where the locals don’t want it and those who will have to live in it don’t want to be?
We could file this under “A Bathonian writes…..”