Premiership club Bath Rugby have been granted temporary consent for plans to expand and improve their stadium at The Recreation Ground.
The scheme, given approval for 4 years by Bath & NE Somerset Council in February, will increase capacity by 1,000 to 14,500 with an improved temporary West Stand and renewal of temporary consents for other stands. This allows Bath Rugby to move forward with their proposals for a permanent scheme for the stadium.
We undertook the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, using Visually Verifiable Montages to assess the likely effects on important views and the landscape in the World Heritage City. This was vital in informing the scheme and the decision.
We also took the project through the Environmental Impact Assessment Screening process. Our report on the likely effects assessed the whole proposal against both the existing and pre-development conditions, and B&NES Council agreed that EIA was not required.