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Bath Breathes 2021 - Timeline

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Timeline

To comply with the Government’s directive, we must tackle pollution at NO2 hotspots in Bath in the shortest possible time and by 2021 at the latest.

The Government has given us a framework and clear deadlines to meet.

We welcome feedback and questions from the public throughout the process.

By January 2018

  • Complete data and evidence gathering
  • Review the long list of ideas submitted by the public for Bath’s Air Quality Action Plan

By March 2018 – Strategic Business Case

  • Assess the benefits, impact and effectiveness of the long list against the government’s criteria and timeline
  • Compile a short list of the best measures
  • Present the assessment to Defra, DfT and the council’s cabinet
  • Seek public views on the short list (engagement)

By October 2018 – Draft Outline Business Case

  • Fully assess the impacts
  • Select a preferred option
  • Present the assessment to Defra, DfT and the council’s cabinet
  • Seek public opinion on the preferred option (formal consultation)

By December 2018 – Outline Business Case

  • Finalise the outline business case, taking into account the input from the community
  • Seek approval from the council’s cabinet on the final outline business vase

Note: Bath’s clean air plan, including a class C charging clean air zone, was approved by the council’s cabinet on 5 March 2019. The delay ensured due consideration was given to all consultation responses and important ongoing technical work.

By December 2019 – Full Business Case

  • Consult the public on the details of the scheme (underpinned by the charging order) and the wider plans as they have progressed
  • Develop the full business case
  • Present the full business case to Defra and DfT 

From January 2020 

  • Start installing the ANPR cameras and signage

By end of 2020 (date to be confirmed) – Commencement

  • Switch on Bath’s CAZ to ensure cleaner, compliant air across the city by 2021
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