We are now seeking your views and ideas on possible measures to improve air quality in Bath.
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 or on the right hand side in the 'documents' section.
The survey lists a wide range of options and measures in different sections - please indicate which you strongly support in the survey on the following pages.
Engine emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) by vehicle type.
- actions in existing strategies; and
- aspirational actions.
Many of the options listed in the survey are not funded - particularly the aspirational actions. The final action plan however, will influence other corporate schemes and will be the basis on which we bid for money to help deliver the options.
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 deadline for consultation responses is midnight on Sunday 26th November 2017. The final Bath Air Quality Action Plan will be developed and implemented in co-ordination with the UK Plan. This requires an initial plan by the end of March 2018 and a final plan by the end of 2018.
You are also invited to any of the following drop-in events to discuss potential measures of the action plan with officers:
- 2pm-5pm Tuesday 10th October, New Oriel Hall (main hall), Larkhall;
- Friday 13th October, Bath City Conference, Guildhall (exhibit and workshop);
- 1pm-4pm Wednesday 18th October, Twerton Village Hall;
Thank you for your time.
Environmental Monitoring Team
1st Floor Lewis House
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