Bath Breathes: Clean Air 2021

Bath’s clean air zone

A class C clean air zone will see charges for most higher emission vehicles driving in the centre of Bath from early 2021 (delayed from Nov 2020).

Private cars and motorbikes will not be charged, even if they’re used for work. However, drivers of cars that are 18 years or older (first registered before March 2001 and classed PLG on a V5 form) will need to apply for an exemption to avoid charges.

To meet the strict air quality targets set for us, we’re also introducing measures to reduce the flow of traffic into Queen Square and Gay Street.

A financial assistance scheme is available to help those affected by charges to upgrade to a compliant vehicle.

The plan has been shaped by feedback from public consultations in autumn 2018 and autumn 2019.


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