There will be, and hopefully is, an ongoing discussion about how Bath will respond to this challenge.
On a positive note many comparable cities around the world are using these discussions to address some of the more negative impacts of mass tourism and it is to be hoped Banes will follow this lead.
Any dialogue will inevitably need to involve numerous organisations such as Heritage Services, the National Trust, Bath Tourism, BIGHA, the BID, the World Heritage Steering Group and Bath Preservation Trust to mention but a few.
Historically, and it seems, currently one major group of stakeholders who will not be adequately represented will be Bath Residents and in particular Bath residents living in the historic city centre. And yet we are the ones who pay for the maintenance of the majority of the heritage assets that visitors come to see, we are the ones who create the social and cultural environment that visitors find so welcoming, we are the ones who volunteer as visitors guides and we are the ones whose amenities are impacted by decisions made about the use of public spaces.
We would like to see plans put in place to rectify this as a matter of urgency.