Weʼve raised £4,559 to stop a millionaire developer destroying the centre of Georgian Bath.
- Bath, Bath & North East Somerset
- Funded on Wednesday, 17th July 2019
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The Recreation Ground (known locally as the Rec) sits in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath. In 1922 the land was gifted in perpetuity to the people of Bath. A restrictive covenant protects the land as an open space for sport and outdoor activities.
The Covenant is all that stands between the unique town and country views enjoyed by 5,000,000 visitors every year and and the developer‘s enormous stadium containing shops, restaurants and a 700 space car park. We need funds for a court battle to protect the city from the developer.
The UNESCO award states
one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with architecture and landscape combined harmoniously.
in transposing Palladio‘s ideas to the scale of a complete city, situated in a hollow in the hills and built in a picturesque landscape aestheticism creating a strong garden city feel, more akin to the 19th century garden cities than the 17th century Renaissance cities.
Bath’s grandiose Neo-classical Palladian crescents, terraces and squares spread out over the surrounding hills and set in its green valley, are a demonstration, par excellence, of the integration of architecture, urban design and landscape setting, and the deliberate creation of a beautiful city....the larger overall city landscape evolved over a century in a harmonious and logical way, drawing together public and private buildings and spaces in a way that reflects the precepts of Palladio tempered with picturesque aestheticism.
All this is at risk from an enormous modern building more suited to a New Town than dumped between Georgian Grade One listed buildings. Sadly money talks and loads the scales of English justice against ordinary people. We need help to fight the developer in court. Without your help, unopposed in court, the Recreation Ground will be lost.
it would be a crying shame if the Recreation Ground was lost to us all as a result of the apathy of Bath people. The saga has been been playing for years but we are now rapidly approaching the endgame.
Any surplus funds will be donated to Women’s Aid and Bath’s own Julian House for the homeless.
If you would like to keep this view
rather than this view
Please help stop a multimillionaire developer grabbing Bath citizens’charitable land.
For more information about the the above, please visit www.friendsofbathrec.org
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Jul 12, 2019
Dear Bath community I hope you achieve your goal to engage the lawyers you need to prove this land belongs to the people of Bath Very best wishes Andie
Jul 12, 2019
An oversized development proposal that makes no sense with Bath's needs or historic status or environmental goals
Jul 11, 2019
The Rec is for the people of Bath NOT a company based overseas
Stop the land grab!
Jul 11, 2019
Build your rugby stadium on your own land Mr Craig. Stop trying to steal our Rec from Bath Citizens through your lawyers threatening us with legal costs. Leave our green lung alone!
Jul 10, 2019
We are with you100% and really care about preserving the REC and preventing outrageous development of the central pearl of Bath.
Jul 10, 2019
Jul 9, 2019
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Bath, Bath & North East Somerset
I am one of a group of Bath residents who care enormously for the land gifted to us byThe Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Bath in 1956 in perpetuity for sport and recreation for Citizens of Bath