Plans to redevelop Bath Rugby’s current facilities at The Rec and create a ‘Stadium for Bath’ have been submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council.
The proposals would see the creation of a modern and “fit-for-purpose” home for Bath Rugby at the Recreation Ground, where the club has been based for more than 125 years.
The plans, which residents will be able to comment on, include the regeneration of the riverside, whilst ensuring that Bath Rugby continues to provide a considerable contribution to the city’s economy for decades to come.
The submitted application features an 18,000-capacity stadium with a new hybrid pitch, increasing community and amateur use.
The regenerated riverside includes the new Spring Gardens Walk and the retention of mature trees, as well as further landscaping and bio-diversity measures.
Bath Rugby says their proposals feature a “host of sustainability measures” to support a target of net zero operation.
There would also be a riverside café/restaurant, Club shop and museum for non-matchday use.
Tarquin McDonald, CEO of Bath Rugby said: “We are absolutely delighted to have submitted our proposals.
“This is the culmination of many years of collaboration, listening and refining, which we now believe delivers the world-class facility that Bath Rugby and the wider city deserves.
“We are excited to share our vision with all and would ask people to review the proposals via the B&NES planning portal and ultimately support them.”
Residents are invited to visit B&NES Council’s website from Friday 29 September to view the plans in detail by visiting this page, and searching the application references 23/03558/EFUL (full planning application) and 23/03559/LBA (for related listed building consent application).