Bath’s Clean Air Zone was due to go live in November this year but it will now be delayed until at least January 2021.
The proposed zone does not affect private cars.
Clean Air Zone Update – May 2020
In an effort to help businesses and residents manage the impact of coronavirus, the Government announced last month that it is now working with local authorities to delay the implementation of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) across the country.
This year, CAZs were due to be implemented in Birmingham, Leeds and Bath, but the latest news from central government suggests that these will be delayed until at least January 2021.
Understandably, these delays are necessary to ease the travel of key workers such as NHS staff and essential deliveries, as well as allow officials to focus on tackling Covid-19 during these challenging times.
Although it was previously thought that emissions were responsible for around 40,000 deaths in the UK every year, new figures published by the European Heart Journal suggest that the actual number is closer to 64,000.
Clean Air Zones (CAZs) have been identified as the quickest way to clean up illegal levels of air pollution and the Government is committed to keeping the announced delay to CAZs as short as possible in order to protect public health.
To help keep you up-to-date with the latest information regarding the implementation of Clean Air Zones across the UK, below are updated details of when these air pollution control measures are now expected to be implemented in the individual cities.