New look for Glasshouse Playing Fields

A new purpose-built sports pavilion is being planned for a Combe Down play area. The details are revealed in new plans submitted for the Glasshouse Playing Fields.

Bath and North East Somerset Council, which owns the site, has agreed a 125-year lease with Bath Recreation Ltd to manage the playing fields for sport and recreation. As part of this, funding has been agreed with Bath Recreation Ltd for provision for schools and the community.

The planning application submitted by Bath Recreation Ltd includes the removal of the existing changing rooms and a new purpose-built sports pavilion. Following a consultation with local schools, there are also proposals to allow minibuses a safe drop-off space and to provide wheelchair access so that inclusive sport groups can use the site. The new pavilion could accommodate more than 60 children at once.

Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services, said: “Bath and North East Somerset Council has supported this application to retain the Glasshouse Playing Fields as a place the community can enjoy. An active lifestyle is important for everyone, which is why we are delighted that funding has been agreed for this project to encourage active participation in sport by a much wider proportion of the Bath community. We will now consider the application as part of the standard planning process.”

Schools involved in the consultation included Three Ways School, Beechen Cliff School and other local primary schools including the Palladian Academy Trust

More information about applications submitted to Bath and North East Somerset Council can be found at