Bath & North East Somertset Council

Frequently Asked Questions

About air quality in Bath

Clean air matters. In England, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, air pollution is believed to be a contributory factor to some 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year. There’s also evidence that it can cause lung damage in babies and children, and contribute to lung and heart disease in older people.

About our Clean Air Plan


Public Engagement

About the proposed zone area

Compliance / Non-compliance

CAZ Funding/Finances

Schools and air pollution

Air quality and traffic data


  • ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition
  • AQAP – Air Quality Action Plan
  • AQMA – Air Quality Management Area
  • B&NES – Bath and North East Somerset
  • BCC – Bristol City Council
  • CAZ – Clean Air Zone
  • Defra – Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
  • DfT – Department for Transport
  • EV – Electric Vehicle
  • HGV – Heavy Goods Vehicle
  • JAQU – Joint Air Quality Unit
  • NO2 – Nitrogen Dioxide
  • NOx – Nitrogen Oxides
  • PM – Particulate Matter
  • ULEV – Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
  • WECA – West of England Combined Authority

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