Update from DEFRA - Clean Air Zones
The Department for Transport have provided BIFA with updated information on the latest progress on the implementation of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in various UK cities, which is detailed below.
The lead in period for the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has been extended. Instead of being introduced in January (as originally planned), the CAZ will be launched in Spring 2022. This will allow businesses more time to use the Clean Air Funding available and upgrade their vehicles.
Bradford was added to the Government’s vehicle checker on Monday 15th November. Please check the ‘Drive in a clean air zone’ page to find out if you will be charged. Further information on Bradford’s CAZ is available at breathe better BRADFORD, including a map of the CAZ.
Greater Manchester is expected to launch their CAZ on 30 May 2022.
Greater Manchester was added to the Government’s vehicle checker on Monday 15th November. Please check the ‘Drive in a clean air zone’ page to find out if you will be charged.
Greater Manchester opened their financial support scheme for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) on Tuesday 30th November. Other eligible vehicle applications are expected to follow in late January 2022 – visit Cleanairgm for further details, including a map of the CAZ.
Portsmouth’s Class B CAZ has been live since 29 November 2021.
Non-compliant vehicles driven in Portsmouth are now subject to charge. Who is affected? Please let your members know that they need to pay a charge to enter the Portsmouth CAZ if they are driving a bus, coach, taxi, private hire vehicle or a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) which does not meet:
- Euro 6 emissions standards for diesel vehicles
- Euro 4 emissions standards for petrol vehicles
Details of compliance requirements and exemptions can be found here.
Operators of vehicles which are eligible for an exemption are urged to apply as soon as possible.
How do I check and pay?
Check if you will be charged and make a payment here