Is Bath’s world heritage status at risk?; Gavin Haines; Telegraph


UK of Great Britain & Northern Ireland – City of Bath

Perennially one of England’s most popular destinations, Bath is lauded for its fine Georgian architecture, natural hot springs and bucolic backdrop, which together have earned the city a place on Unesco’s world heritage list.

However, campaigners warn that Bath’s Unesco status could be at risk if a controversial park and ride development is given the go-ahead on Wednesdsay.

The city’s Conservative-led cabinet will meet this evening to discuss the proposed scheme, which has been earmarked for one of two sites in Bathampton Meadows, to the east of the city.

Protesters will march through the city from 4.30pm today in a last ditch attempt to see off the development, which critics claim will ruin the views from Solsbury Hill, a scenic spot that inspired the lyrics of Peter Gabriel.

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