Issue details

Bath Clean Air Plan- update December 2021

Poor air quality is the largest known environmental risk to public health in the UK. Investing in cleaner air and doing more to tackle air pollution are priorities for the UK government, as well as for Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES). B&NES has monitored and endeavoured to address air quality in Bath, and the wider B&NES area, since 2002. Despite this, Bath has ongoing exceedances of the legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and these were predicted to continue until 2025 without intervention.

To achieve compliance with Ministerial Directions, on 15 March 2021 a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) was launched in Bath, the first charging CAZ outside of London.

Whilst many of the monitoring measures, including air quality, are ordinarily reported on an annual basis, this report is the second in a series which provides an indicative view of the performance of the Clean Air Zone in Bath from July-September 2021.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/10/2021

Decision due: 16 Dec 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Climate and Sustainable Travel

Lead director: Director of Place Management

Contact: Chris Major, Director of Place Management Chris Major 01225 394231 Email: Tel: 01225 39 4231.

Consultation process

There will be consultation with Informal Cabinet and SLT prior to publication


Agenda items

Background papers