We are now seeking your views and ideas on possible measures to improve air quality in Bath and hope that you will complete our survey available via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BathAirQuality.  The survey lists a wide range of options and measures in different sections - please indicate your support or otherwise for the actions listed.  Please also provide any of your own ideas.

The consultation period for the new Bath Air Quality Action Plan runs between Monday 4th September and midnight on Sunday 26th November 2017.

The full Consultation Draft Bath Air Quality Action Plan document is available here.

Air pollution is associated with a number of adverse health impacts. It is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society: children and older people, and those with heart and lung conditions.  Over 90% of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions in Bath are from road traffic.  The NO2 that we measure at the roadside is from these NOx emissions and a chemical reaction that occurs after leaving the exhaust pipe. 

Why are we consulting?

We are consulting to get feedback and your ideas on improving air quality in Bath. 

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Department for Transport published their ‘UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations’ on 26th July 2017. The content of this plan takes into account that for the first time, Bath and North East Somerset is listed as an authority upon which the Government has placed legal duties on to ‘develop and implement a plan designed to deliver compliance in the shortest time possible’. This plan may include a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) or other measures if they can deliver compliance as quickly as a CAZ.  The responses from this consultation will be used to inform the feasibility study work for the government. 

What happens next: 

If you require a paper copy of the proposed actions, please email environmental_monitoring@bathnes.gov.uk or phone 01225 396517.

You are also invited to any of the following drop-in events to discuss potential measures of the action plan with officers:

- 1pm-4pm Wednesday 18th October, Twerton Village Hall;

- 10-2pm Friday 27th October, SAINSBURY'S (Green Park);

- 5-7pm Thursday 2nd November, MORRISONS (London Road);

- 1-3pm Monday 6th November, MORRISONS (London Road).

Consultation Dates

Consultation Dates:
04/09/2017 - 12:00 to 26/11/2017 - 00:00

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Contact Details

Environmental Monitoring

Lewis House,
Manvers Street,

01225 396622