From Bristol City Council webpage Air Pollution in Bristol
To protect people’s health, the European Union and the UK Government has set legal standards for a range of air pollutants.
The government has asked 27 cities, including Bristol, to take action on air pollution.
These cities have to investigate, report back on and put in place measures to reduce pollution in a short time. They need to take into account how much these measures would cost both the council and drivers who might be impacted.
The most effective way to do this is to charge the vehicles that cause most air pollution to enter the most polluted parts of the city.
The government has directed councils to:
- look into all alternatives to charging people first
- only resort to charging if nothing else would help the city stay within legal limits in the timescale they set
Bristol Clean Air Plan: Draft Strategic Outline Case
We’re currently putting together the feasibility study.
The Strategic Outline Case will go to cabinet on 6 March 2018. (pdf, 374k) (opens new window)
We’ll be talking to the public and main associates over spring and summer 2018.
We’ll open formal consultations on the proposals in October 2018.
Read more details on air pollution in Bristol (pdf, 364k) (opens new window) .