It has been drawn to our attention that people have been suggesting at hustings that Bath Preservation Trust (BPT) is ‘anti’ environmental measures to increase energy efficiency to properties. These people (including potentially prospective Councillors) are misinformed.
Seven years ago, two years before the Council managed to produce its own sustainable homes retrofitting guidance, BPT produced ,with the Centre for Sustainable Energy, nationally award-winning guidance on what can be done to make Bath’s traditional and listed homes more energy efficient. Warmer Bath – BPT & CSE
Everyone will understand that planning law places limitations on what can be done to our listed buildings, but BPT has supported practical measures which are likely to assist genuine energy efficiency and without causing undue harm. Examples of our pro-energy efficiency approach include:
Caroline Kay, CEO of Bath Preservation Trust, said:
‘Bath Preservation Trust was set up over 80 years ago to protect both our beautiful built environment and surrounding green countryside. We spent much of that time saying that making Bath ‘fit for the motor car’ was the wrong priority. We have been working on present-day ‘green’ issues for over a decade. We should be delighted to make sure all Bath residents and prospective Councillors, and in due course elected Councillors, are well-informed.’