Amazing news today! The planning inspectorate has dismissed both of Thames Water appeals!! The Bath Road Reservoir survives. Many thanks to all those who have supported and helped the campaign over the past 13 years, your dedication and hard work has helped make this campaign an astounding success.
The Inspector dismissed both appeals, concluding that the benefits of the proposed scheme would not "outweigh the harm to the character and appearance of the site and the wider area", citing in particular the "significant mass" of the 3 and 4 storey buildings which would "sit uncomfortably within the development"; that the setting of the heritage assets would be unacceptably harmed, and that the proposal failed to "preserve the special architectural and historic interest of the listed building". The full decision details can be found here
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I wrote about this 3 years ago here.
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