Electric Car Charging Point in Bath Car Park

B&NES Council awarded share of £7.5million grant to install 30 new electric car charging points

Under the government’s Go Ultra Low Cities government funding scheme Bath & North East Somerset Counci is sharing a £7.5million grant with 3 other local councils (Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset) to encourage uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehicle use. B&NES will be using their share of the grant to increase the number of electric charging points […]

BWCE Wilmington Solar Farm Under Construction

Nempnett Thrubwell 4.76MW Solar Farm goes to planning appeal

A planning application for a Solar Farm at Nempnett Thrubwell has gone on appeal to the planning inspectorate after B&NES’s new Conservative dominated development control committee turned the original application down on the grounds it impacted the openness of the Green Belt. This was despite planning officer advice to support the application, a reduction in […]

BNES Transport Consultation 1 Traffic in Bath

Air pollution on the London Road and the VW Scandal

Given the recent news about Volkswagen cheating on their pollution testing in the US, we thought it would be useful to outline what impact this is having on air pollution on the London Road and elsewhere in Bath, and its implications. It is also topical because the Eastern Park and Ride is a hot topic […]

Making Bath Abbey more sustainable

Local engineering consultancy Buro Happold have been working with Bath Abbey to try to make the Abbey more sustainable. The most important aspect of the project is to use hot water from the Roman Bath’s next door to provide underfloor heating to the Abbey. To date they have installed underfloor heating under flag stones on […]