One of the biggest urban regeneration schemes in the South West won planning at a meeting last night.

Bath Western Riverside, a major mixed-use scheme for a 70-acre site on the edge of Bath city centre, got the go-ahead from Bath & North East Somerset council on Tuesday.

The project is a partnership between the council, the South West Regional Development Agency and Crest Nicholson.

It has been largely derelict for the last 15 years and the partners are now planning to redevelop Green Park station, a new bridge, new offices and leisure facilities as well as up to 3,000 homes, a school and a park on the site.

Long process

The partners have been trying to get planning for 18 months.

In January this year it won outline planning but was referred to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

The revised application then submitted for the redevelopment of the entire site got outline consent last night.

Phase one of the scheme, developments on the former Stothert and Pitt Engineering Company site, also won planning and the developers can now start on site.

Llewelyn Davies Yeang are the masterplanners on the scheme.