Bath Clean Air Update


From the end of 2020, the centre of Bath will become a clean air zone (CAZ) charging most high emission vehicles, except private cars, to drive in the zone. The following is taken from the BANES website.

Download the consultation document here.


Since March 2018, we’ve been talking to you about a clean air zone for Bath that will help to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution in the city to within legal limits by 2021 at the latest. This type of air pollution is caused by vehicle emissions.

The council has now decided on a scheme that features a class C clean air zone (CAZ), charging most higher-emission vehicles to drive in the city centre from late 2020. Private cars and motorbikes will not be charged.

The scheme also features proposals to reduce the flow of traffic into Queen Square (enabling private cars to be exempt from charges), and a range of support to lessen the impact of the zone and encourage a shift to cleaner travel and transport.

This includes a financial assistance scheme for those affected by charges.

Public consultation

23 September to 20 October 2019

We’d like to hear your views on the final details of the scheme before we submit the final plan to central government in December. This includes the draft charging order which will form the legal basis for enforcing the zone when it’s launched.

Find out more

The following pages outline the scheme in more detail:

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