Bath City have said they remain hopeful regarding their plans for redevelopment at Twerton Park, despite a refusal recommendation from the planning officer.

The promotion-chasing National League South club’s plans encompass new sports facilities, a community hub, student accommodation, affordable housing and other enhancements to Twerton High Street alongside a new grandstand.

A club statement on the latest development begins: “We are aware that the planning officer has today made a recommendation to refuse our planning application. However, the final decision will be made by the councillors on the planning committee.

“We look forward to their planning meeting on 11th March when they will have the chance to consider our application in full and, we hope, will make the positive decision to support Bath City and Twerton’s future by granting us planning permission.”

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