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Could Bath City and Twerton see largest investment in 50 years?

Major redevelopment plans have been submitted for Bath City Football Club's stadium and parts of Twerton High Street.

If plans get approved by Bath and North East Somerset Council, it would be the biggest investment in the area for more than fifty years.

The application for Twerton Park Stadium would create accommodation for more than 400 people. The proposal would include the building of:

  • 12 affordable housing units
  • 33 co-living apartments
  • 356 beds of student accommodation
  • Six flats would be built on Twerton High Street.
  • The development of new main stand
  • A new east terrace
  • A 3G playing surface
  • A community hub
  • A gym
It would be the biggest investment in the area for more than fifty years. Credit: BANES

The plans state that the replacement grandstand at the stadium would provide capacity for 4,000 spectators.

The football club, which was founded in 1889, has called Twerton Park its home since 1932.

The club said that it has faced "many financial challenges" and more financial support was needed.

In the autumn of 2017, the club set out to try and redevelop part of its home ground.

The new development will provide much-needed modern sports facilities Credit: BANES

Bath City submitted a lengthy statement saying why the club supported this application.

The statement reads:

"The new development will provide much-needed modern sports facilities, as well as a mechanism for clearing the club's £1million debt and creating new sustainable revenue streams for the club, which is currently operating at an annual loss of approximately £100,000."

The football club was founded in 1889

According to the club, Twerton, Whiteway and Southdown have the lowest levels of physical activity and highest levels of obesity in the city.

Life expectancy in parts of Twerton is nine years shorter than in other areas of Bath.

In summary, the club said, "This is a development that delivers a broad range of economic, social and environmental benefits in an area of deprivation that needs support and investment.

"It is a generational opportunity to dramatically enhance Twerton."