Campaign to stop Min hotel plan stepped up
THE campaign to stop Bath’s Royal Water Mineral Hospital – the Min – being turned into a luxury ‘lifestyle’ hotel has been stepped up as the June 8 deadline for objections to the planning application approaches.
Having had its first plan for converting the Min (1738) rejected by councillors last year, the building’s owner – Fragrance UK – has produced revised proposals and submitted a second application.
The changes have not satisfied the objectors, who say the proposal:
- Damages a listed building with no public benefit
- Blocks out light for residents in neighbouring apartments
- Destroys the Min’s garden, rich in wildlife
- Creates a ‘massive’ carbon footprint
They also point to the council’s local plan, which says that no more luxury hotels are needed, adding that Bath’s existing hotels are ‘already struggling’.
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