A shocking new National Trust Map released today shows the continuing threat posed by climate change. The Bath area is picked out as particularly susceptible to Slope Collapse and Soil Heave due to excess rainfall and flash flooding. The Tufa Field along with other urban green spaces in Bath are critical to the management of flood risk by providing absorption areas. Concreting over these areas, apart from the loss of amenity, means increasing the flooding damage for for residents down the slopes.
This BBC news report explains more.
We must protect all our urban green spaces from development.