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To comply with the Government’s directive and protect residents’ health, we must tackle pollution at NO2 hotspots in Bath by 2021 at the latest.

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

By January 2018

  • Complete data and evidence gathering (e.g. results of Automatic Number Plate Recognition Survey)
  • Review the long list of ideas submitted by the public during the consultation on Bath’s Air Quality Action Plan.

By March 2018

  • Assess the benefits, impact and effectiveness of the long list against the Government’s criteria and timeline.
  • Compile a short list of the best packages of measures
  • Present the assessment and rationale to Defra and the DfT

By September 2018

  • Seek public views on the short list
  • Fully assess the impacts on air quality, health, residents and the economy
  • Select a preferred package of measures
  • Present the assessment and rationale to Defra, DfT and the Council’s Cabinet.

By December 2018

  • Finalise the design of the preferred package, with input from the community
  • Present the final package, along with a full business case, to Defra, DfT and the Council’s Cabinet.  

By 2019

  • Implement the agreed package of measures so that air quality improvements in Bath are realised by 2021 at the latest.


We welcome feedback and questions from the public throughout the process. See How to get involved.

You can download our proposals from Documents (when available). 


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