Bath Rugby has now submitted the planning application for the additional temporary structures at the Rec outlined in our last email. This application is for a 2-year period and will take the capacity at the Rec to 14,000. It will be in place for the 150 year celebrations to be held during 2015.
We would urge RFOTR members who live within BA postcodes to submit their comments on this planning application. The planning application can be found on the B&NES website here. There is a link near the top of the page that you can follow to make comments. Under the 'Documents' tab, and then under 'Associated Documents' you can find the set of documents submitted as part of the application that include drawings of the new temporary structures. The deadline for submitting comments is 12/6/2014.
As also reported in our last email the Rec Trust was seeking leave to appeal the decision of the Charity Tribunal that would effectively restrict Bath Rugby to carrying out any new development within their existing footprint only, including the temporary East Stand. The Rec Trust has been given leave to appeal certain items within the Charity Tribunal decision, and has until June 11th to decide whether or not to go forward with an appeal. This article in today's Bath Chronicle has more information.
The RFOTR Committee believes that it is vital for this appeal to go ahead otherwise the opportunity for new development at the Rec could reach a dead-end.
Therefore we shall be seeking an urgent meeting with the new Chair of the Rec Trust, Liz Bloor, to press the case for going ahead with an appeal.
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