Bath Stadium hits another snag

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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 10:44 am:

Home supporters at Exeter mainly spend all of their money in the ground. Apart from the Blue Ball, there isn't really much nearby, so on balance I would say the move from the County Ground didn't do the city any favours.
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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 11:29 am:

It is a ridiculous situation really. For all the hilariousness of their predicament, how this hasn't been sorted one or the other in the last 25 years is astounding!
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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 12:07 pm:

This from Wikipedia sets out the saga
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recreation_Ground_(Bath)

Interesting read
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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 12:27 pm:

SonofPricey wrote:It is a ridiculous situation really. For all the hilariousness of their predicament, how this hasn't been sorted one or the other in the last 25 years is astounding!


I guess it's because the rugby club want to do one thing and those with long held rights over the wreck want another, neither will back down
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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 13:06 pm:

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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 13:37 pm:

I guess it's because the rugby club want to do one thing and those with long held rights over the wreck want another, neither will back down


Oh I agree, but I am equally surprised the Rugby club haven't just got fed up and gone elsewhere.
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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 13:42 pm:

Of course the only winners here are the legal eagles...! Both sides throwing money at their issues and getting little out of it.
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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 14:05 pm:

So a bit like getting planning permission to build houses in a field, only to find that there are water-tight covenants on the land preventing it's development. Like what happened on a development in Prestbury a few years ago, to the point where plots under construction had to be demolished and the land returned to it's undeveloped state.

Bath keep flogging this, and keep running into brick walls. It's almost as if they (Bruce Craig?) think that if they keep trying long enough / so many times that eventually they'll get their way. Maybe rather than racking up what must be HUGE bills getting schemes drawn up, reports done, specialist consultants employed etc. they should be looking to find a site elsewhere which isn't tied up tight in legal issues?

Still, in the meantime, keeps us entertained at their lack of progress. And the architects / planning consultants etc. must be delighted in taking large chunks of Brucey's money.
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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 14:26 pm:

Didnt the land at the Civil Service Club have a covenant on it to stop houses being built there ... oh, hang on a minute ;) Guess the covenant was 'different' ...
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Re: Bath Stadium hits another snag

15 Oct 2020 15:06 pm:

or "lost" ....
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