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Premiership: Application to increase the capacity of Bath's ground delayed

Last Updated: 03/07/14 8:33am

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Bath have been left "disappointed" after the latest setback in their bid to develop their home at The Recreation Ground.

Bath had put in for temporary planning permission to increase the current capacity to around 14,000 for the next two seasons.

However B&NES Council were unable to reach a final decision on the application – with the matter now delayed until a later date.

"We are clearly very disappointed that B&NES Development Control Committee has chosen to delay the decision for our temporary application proposal," said Bath chief executive Nick Blofeld.

"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 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."

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