No Baths here

It should come as no surprise that, having abandoned plans to open a campus at Coate Water, the University of Bath has now decided to abandon its loss-leading Oakfield site. It does somewhat contrast, though, with statements that the university made at the time the Coate plans were dropped.

Professor Breakwell added: “We will continue to work closely with a wide range of external partners to explore how best to expand the higher education provision in Swindon and Wiltshire.”

As noted by all political sides, regardless of what the university might say about continuing provision in Swindon without a site here, that is very unlikely now.