Issue - decisions

Proposal for the introduction of a charge for Euro 6 HGVs exceeding 12 tonnes (N3 vehicle category type)

11/11/2022 - Consultation to Vary the Bath Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Charging Order 2021

(1)  To note the work completed to assess the feasibility and the highlighted risks of introducing a charge appropriate for the benefit of air quality and the amenity of the charging scheme area (including the Grade II* Cleveland Bridge) and the wider Bath World Heritage Site setting.

(2)  To agree that a public consultation, involving key stakeholders as appropriate, is undertaken on the introduction of a charge for Class N3 Euro VI diesel HGVs (HGVs over 12 tonnes) together with associated local exemptions being proposed to mitigate any impact on local businesses and the economy of the wider area.

(3)  As this proposal is distinct from the CAZ charges and outside the scope of the national Clean Air Zone Framework, to note the need for the development of local payment processes based upon those created for the CAZ scheme, as central government systems will not be available for use.  This will require keepers of chargeable Class N3 Euro VI diesel HGVs to divert to the Council’s website to make payment through a separate payment portal, locally created for these vehicles.

(4)  To delegate to the Director of Place Management (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport), the decision to vary the Order according to the scheme outputs and the feedback received from the public consultation period and implement the scheme with minor variations as required.