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Bath receives £1.65m National Lottery grant

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An ambitious scheme to restore and protect Bath’s natural heritage, as well as providing better access for the public, has secured £1.65 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The Bathscape Landscape Partnership officially launched the project delivery stage of ‘Bathscape’ at an event held at the city’s Roman Baths, following confirmation of the HLF funding award.

The scheme will bring to life 25 projects over the next 5 years that aim to restore, and improve access to, the UNESCO World Heritage City’s landscape.

Match-funding, together with donations from partners and volunteers in the form of time and material, will increase the total invested in Bath’s landscape by the scheme to £2.2 million.

Bathscape’s projects were developed through 18 months of consultation with residents, landowners and organisations, and partnership will continue to be at the heart of their delivery.

The Bathscape area covers 101 sq km and stretches from Charmy Down to the north of the city to Combe Hay in the south, and from Kingsdown to the east to Corston in the west.

Projects in the scheme include:

Andrew Grant, Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership, said: “We are thrilled to see the official launch of Bathscape – all thanks to National Lottery players.

“Bath’s green setting is world famous and constitutes an integral part of its World Heritage City status. Through these 25 projects we want to conserve the heritage of the landscape but also to create ways for many more people to enjoy, understand, engage with and benefit from this amazing asset.

“Along with more than 100,000 people, the area is home to a huge variety of wildlife, features of historic, geological and archaeological interest and abounds with cultural history.

“Over the next five years, we will be encouraging people to join us in helping to protect, and enjoy, our stunning local landscape.”

 

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