A proposal to create a park-and-ride site on water meadows on the edge of Bath has been backed by the city’s Conservative cabinet despite claims that the project would put its world heritage status at risk.
During a special meeting on Wednesday evening, opponents claimed it was a costly white elephant that would wreck the meadows and precious views of the city. One leading Tory councillor even called the project “evil”.
But following a meeting lasting almost four hours, the cabinet concluded that an 800-space park and ride to the east of the city was necessary to cope with growing congestion and decided the site at Bathampton Meadows was the best option.
Very, very, bad option. Pave over Landsdown racecourse (it’s only the Welsh who go to it) and stick a funicular down Weston Hill.
There, solved, done and dusted.