B&NES Council has published today, three options for a new Clean Air Zone for the centre of Bath.  A clean air charging zone means drivers of high-emission vehicles are charged when entering a specific geographic zone. The aim is to reduce air pollution and improve health.

The Council has drawn up a short list of three options to improve air quality alongside a range of other measures to encourage more sustainable

modes of travel.  Different vehicles will be charged under the different options - only one of the options includes older cars.

This is not a congestion charge as lower emission vehicles will be exempt from charging.

No decisions have been taken, at this time. However whatever decision is taken we will have to deliver air quality improvements in the shortest possible time and by 2021 at the latest.

The Council is seeking the public’s views on the options and how they could best be introduced in order to maximise the air quality benefits, while minimising any effects on residents and the economy.  We want to hear your views.

 For further information please go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/breath  

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