Location confirmed for controversial new Park and Ride

The site at Bathampton Meadows - which will have room for 1400 cars. Credit: ITV News

Bath's controversial new Park and Ride will be built on the edge of the city at Bathampton Meadows, following a council decision on Wednesday night.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Bath and North East Somerset Council as the cabinet decided between two sites.

While the council claims the scheme is essential to ease traffic congestion,protesters say the move to tarmac 'Site B', creating enough space for 1400 cars, will destroy a historic landscape:

It's a travesty. You can see how beautiful this land is. It has so many legal protections over it. From the setting of the World Heritage site, to green belt, to the Cotswolds AONB that looks down upon it.