Scrutiny Panel Day
On Thursday 23 February the B&NES Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel for Communities, Transport and Environment held a review day to consider the recent decision on P & R sites made by Cabinet. The decision was ‘called-in’ by 13 councillors who are concerned regarding:
Despite strong representations to the Panel from the Bathampton Meadows Alliance, the National Trust and ourselves, amongst others, the Panel voted – seemingly upon party lines – to uphold the Cabinet decision to take forward sites B and F as the Park & Ride option sites.
Historic England response to Cabinet decision
Historic England considers that the Cabinet report on P & R underplays the importance of the World Heritage Site. You can read their letter to B&NES here: Historic England P & R Letter.
Cabinet Decided 25 January
Despite the best efforts of a diverse, learned and highly credible opposition, Site B on Bathampton Meadows has been chosen by Cabinet to take forward as the east of Bath Park & Ride site. Caroline Kay made the BPT case AGAINST an east of Bath Park & Ride at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. You can read Caroline’s 3 minute statement PR STATEMENT TO CABINET JAN 17 and our Background Paper here BPT P & R Background Paper Jan 2017
The meeting has been webcast and you can watch it here.
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