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.

5G Tower – Larkhall

To complement our message from Fiona Williams about the application by EE for a 5G tower near Larkhall Athletic Football Club Ground,  we would like to add additional information and to reinforce Fiona’s message that objections to this planning application must be made on environmental grounds rather than on the risks to human health, which are contested.   A BBC news source gives a brief overview in its answers to the question:  “Does 5G pose health risks?” here:
Your objection to the planning application needs to be on environmental grounds  –  to quote from Fiona’s message the mast will be “just metres away in a football field used by children and adults for training and recreation, close to homes, nurseries, schools, allotments and wildlife habitats, and on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Issues such as tree felling, sightlines and the imposing nature of the mast in this environment can be raised, and thorough research you can find out more.
For more detail and to comment on the application,  please go to   Planning reference no: 20/01315/TEL    The Consultation Deadline is May 20th.