Bath is no place for a stadium of this size
Mr Burns has stated in his letter (Chronicle, December 27) that there is nothing in the new proposals being put forward in the so-called scheme to warrant doom and gloom by The Friends of The Bath Recreation Ground and their supporters.
He cannot state that the proposals are modest as it is clearly stated under the schematic drawings in the booklet for the scheme produced by the Charity Commission/Rec Trustees, that the illustrations shown do not represent the form of any arena proposals.
How can you state Mr Burns that there will be no adverse visual impact from across the river? Utter tosh as there are no plans as yet , no dimensions available only a few airy fairy drawings in the booklet that has just been made available.
The possibility of at least 18,000 plus spectators in the city centre on a match day with the current madness that passes for traffic management in the city, does not bear thinking about.
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If my memory serves me correctly I seem to recall that Mr Burns was a vociferous anti rapid transport scheme campaigner, rightly or wrongly he is entitled to fight for the cause he believes in, we reserve the right to do the same for the Rec.
We do not believe that the centre of a World Heritage City is the proper place to build a stadium of any size, quite apart from the fact that there are contracts and covenants placed on the Rec to protect it from precisely this kind of proposal and maintain it in perpetuity as an open space.
Incidentally in my English dictionary one of the definitions of the word scheme is as follows: an underhand plot, which I think sums the whole scheme up perfectly don't you?
KEITH MCGARRIGLE Bath