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Radical City of Bath ‘Living Heart’ Transport Plan aims to make the centre of Bath more pedestrian friendly and reduce vehicle congestion

The proposal being developed by Adam Reynolds, who is Chair of CycleBath, aims to make the centre of Bath a more pleasant and less polluted place, by restricting traffic flow into the centre of Bath. The initial suggestion includes 17 number plate recognition cameras to restrict vehicles entering a central area of the city to […]

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New group formed to promote the reintroduction of trams in Bath

A new group called “The Bath Tram Re-Introduction Group” has been formed following a meeting at BRSLI to promote the reintroduction of trams in Bath. The group hope that by reintroducing trams they will help solve Bath’s congestion and pollution problems. The proposal suggests installing overhead electrical rails, and rails in the road to form […]

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Cleveland Pools puts in a planning application to include a water sourced heat pump

Cleveland Pools has just submitted its planning application for the the restoration of the UK’s only surviving Georgian lido. The application will include  the world’s first naturally treated, heated, outdoor swimming pool. Transition Bath is particularly supportive of the use of a water-sourced heat pump which will extract latent heat from the River Avon to heat […]

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An update on Bath Abbey’s eco-friendly project to heat the Abbey from the thermal springs

As previously reported by Transition Bath under Bath Abbey’s £19million Footprint project the Abbey will become more sustainable by using hot water from the Roman Springs to heat the Abbey. On Monday 21st November Charles Curnock presented an update on the project. The mains points of interest from a sustainability perspective from his presentation were: […]

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Keynsham Food-Waste to Biogas CHP plant going live in March will provide electricity for 80% of Keynsham’s homes

The brand-new plant in Keynsham owned by Resourceful Earth Ltd will be going live in the Spring. It will use food and feedstock waste collected from households and businesses in Keynsham and anaerobic digestion to produce methane biogas which will then be used to produce electricity. The remaining solids will then be pasteurised and used […]

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Bristol and Bath lose out in bid for low emission poo buses

First Bus and Wessex in combination with local biogas bus pioneer Geneco have lost out in a bid to get government funding for 130 biogas buses powered by human waste from Wessex Water’s Avonmouth sewage treatment plant. They were unsuccessful in their bid for funding to the government’s £30million low emission bus scheme for 2016 […]