2 July 2014, 8:17pm
Bath Rugby is disappointed that B&NES Council has been unable to reach a decision on the Club’s recent temporary application, to increase capacity at the Rec, and that the Councillors have chosen to defer the decision to a later date.
The temporary application sought to increase capacity from 12,000 to close to 14,000 for the next two seasons (2014/2015 and 2015/2016) and provide better facilities for supporters.
Nick Blofeld, Chief Executive, Bath Rugby said: “We are clearly very disappointed that B&NES Development Control Committee has chosen to delay the decision for our temporary application proposal. This presents us with significant operational challenges to be ready for the start of the season, however, we will of course work hard with B&NES to assist them in coming to a positive decision, and still hope to increase our capacity during the period of our 150th anniversary.”
Bath Rugby remain focused on securing its long-term future at the Rec and this temporary application is separate to the Club’s main plans to redevelop their ageing facilities.