Bath & North East Somertset Council

Signage and cameras

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Coronovirus (COVID 19) update

In light of government guidance, Bath’s clean air zone (scheduled for November 2020) will not go live before January 2021. We’re waiting for a recommended start date from the government. In the meantime, please email with any questions or concerns.

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CAZ Pulteney Gardens

Signage and cameras

National clean air zone road signs will be used along all major routes into Bath’s clean air zone. This includes signs in advance of entry, at the point of entry and at the point of exit.

The government has designed the signage so that there is national consistency across all charging clean air zones.


Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras (mobile and fixed) will capture the details of all vehicles travelling into and within the zone.

Fixed cameras will be placed at strategic points above the road, including at all boundaries.

Number plates are then checked against national databases to establish the vehicle’s tax class, emissions rating and whether or not the vehicle is exempt. The registration will also be checked against the council’s own list of vehicles that have been granted a local exemption or concession.

The cameras’ range is restricted to ensure that only the vehicle’s details are recorded, not surrounding areas or private property.

For detailed plans showing where the boundary comes into effect and proposed camera and sign placements, please see our zone maps.

Concerned about work on your street?

In 2020, we’ll start to install cameras and signage. If work is happening on your road, a community liaison officer will contact you to explain what’s involved and to address any concerns.

Should you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please email

More information

Zone boundary

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