Issue details

Bath Western Riverside Phase II- Outline Planning Application

The Council has intervened at Bath Western Riverside via the acquisition of former gasholder operational land and has subsequently delivered infrastructure works to unlock the brownfield site. By drawing down Homes England Housing Infrastructure funding, the council has the opportunity to control
the quality, pace and delivery of housing. Considerable progress has been made with the gas rationalisation works nearing completion and an Outline Planning Application prepared for submission. A masterplan has been developed which meets the Council’s objectives for a high quality, sustainable housing development. The proposal will aim for an onsite policy compliant scheme of affordable housing and will deliver a net zero development. The scheme connects to the wider Bath City Masterplan creating a cohesive masterplan with a focus on green space and biodiversity, maximising connectivity through the provision of active travel infrastructure. The plans propose up to circa. 351 homes seeking to achieve a policy compliant scheme of affordable housing in terms of an overall number and tenure (see Appendix A. Affordable Housing Statement). Decision E3168 delegated authority to the Director for Economy and Growth (now Regeneration and Housing) in consultation with the S151 Finance Officer to:
i. Enter funding agreement with Homes England and WECA to fund infrastructure and land investment in the future phases of Bath Riverside on the former gaslands and Council waste site.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/03/2023

Decision due: 16 Mar 2023 by Director of Regeneration & Housing

Contact: Simon Martin, Director of Capital & Housing Delivery Email: Email: Tel: 01225 477407.


Background papers