AIR QUALITY

Bath Clean Air Zone Update

The new council intends to  re-examine the CAZ plans

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/in-your-area/clean-air-zone-plans-re-2857551

B&NES Council consultation on the proposed Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has now completed.  The huge number of responses (8,400)  has led  the council to delay  any decision for the forseeable future.  See http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/bath-breathes-2021-overview

For your information, the CAZ consultation document can be found here:  http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/sitedocuments/final_summary_for_web.pdf

The Council’s detailed case for the CAZ can be found here:
http://bearflat.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/strategic_outline_case_bath_28.03.2018_with_annexes.pdf

And if you wondered where it all started, click here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/17/uk-taken-to-europes-highest-court-over-air-pollution?CMP=share_btn_link

Council Air Quality Status Report

BANES have published their latest Air Quality Status Report.  Reports for the last three years (2016 to 2018) can be found here: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/environment/pollution/air-quality/reports

Bath Clean Air Champions 

A new Bath group ‘Bath Clean Air Champions’ has been formed to help reduce air pollution in Bath by persuading drivers to turn their engines off when they are parked. They are looking for volunteers to help educate both motorists and pedestrians about engine idling and the health impacts of air pollution.
If you are interested in helping with this project, they have a website which provides more information: https://www.idlingactionbath.org/