Clean Air Zone

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A Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is an area in the United Kingdom where targeted action is taken to improve air quality.[1] A CAZ can be non-charging or charging.

Whether a vehicle is charged when entering or moving through a CAZ depends on the type of vehicle and the Euro standard of the vehicle. The amount charged is up to the local authority responsible for the CAZ. Ultra-low-emission vehicles are not charged when entering or moving through a Clean Air Zone.

Classes of charging Clean Air Zone[edit]

Class Vehicle Charge applies to vehicles
below this Euro standard
A BSicon BUS.svg Bus
Bus.svg Coach
Euro VI
Taxi - The Noun Project.svg Taxi and private hire Euro 6 (diesel)
Euro 4 (petrol)
B BSicon BUS.svg Bus
Bus.svg Coach
Transportation truck.svg HGV
Euro VI
Taxi - The Noun Project.svg Taxi and private hire Euro 6 (diesel)
Euro 4 (petrol)
C BSicon BUS.svg Bus
Bus.svg Coach
Transportation truck.svg HGV
Euro VI
Taxi - The Noun Project.svg Taxi and private hire
Sinnbild Minibus.svg Minibus
Font Awesome 5 solid truck.svg LGV
Euro 6 (diesel)
Euro 4 (petrol)
D BSicon BUS.svg Bus
Bus.svg Coach
Transportation truck.svg HGV
Euro VI
Taxi - The Noun Project.svg Taxi and private hire
Sinnbild Minibus.svg Minibus
Font Awesome 5 solid truck.svg LGV
Aiga carrental cropped.svg Private cars
Euro 6 (diesel)
Euro 4 (petrol)
Motorcycle icon.svgMotorcycles (optional)
Icon moped.png Mopeds (optional)
Euro 3

List of Clean Air Zones[edit]

Region Type Date of implementation Scope Notes References
Bath Class C 15 March 2021 A wide central area [2]
Birmingham Class D 1 June 2021 All the roads within the A4540 Ring Road [3][4]
Bradford Class B October 2021 [5]
Bristol Class B 2021 City centre Additional diesel vehicle ban in parts of city centre between 07:00 and 15:00. [6]
Derby Non-charging 2020 Traffic management measures on Stafford Street [7]
Greater London LEZ & ULEZ LEZ: 4 February 2008
ULEZ: 8 April 2019
LEZ: Large part of the county
ULEZ: Cities of London and Westminster
The ULEZ will be extended to the North and South Circular roads from 2021. [8]
Greater Manchester Class B Spring 2022 All local roads in the county Will become class C in 2023. [9][10]
Leeds Class B City centre All roads within the boundary of the A61 and A63. Plans postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic in England. [11][12]
Leicester Class A 2021 [13]
Nottingham Non-charging 2020 Retrofitting buses, regulating taxis, converting council-owned vehicles [14]
Portsmouth Class B Autumn 2021 City centre area excluding port and naval base [15]
Sheffield Class C Inner ring road and the city centre [16]
Southampton Non-charging 2020 Retrofitting buses, regulating taxis, cleaner fuels and equipment at Southampton’s port, cycling infrastructure [17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clean Air Zone Framework" (PDF). DEFRA and DfT. May 2017.
  2. ^ "Bath's Clean Air Zone". Bath and North East Somerset Council.
  3. ^ "A clean air zone for Birmingham". Birmingham City Council.
  4. ^ https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20076/pollution/1763/a_clean_air_zone_for_birmingham/3
  5. ^ "Clean air zone plans to improve the health of the district's residents". Bradford Countil.
  6. ^ "Bristol clean air diesel ban plan approved". BBC News. 5 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Derby submit Outline Business Case to government which confirms no CAZ". Air Quality News. 5 March 2019.
  8. ^ "ULEZ: The politics of London's air pollution". BBC News. 5 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan proposals". Clean Air GM.
  10. ^ "Greater Manchester delays CAZ until 2022". Air Quality News. 21 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Air Quality". Leeds City Council.
  12. ^ "Leeds Clean Air Zone suspended for the foreseeable future". Air Quality News. 19 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Leicester proposes Clean Air Zone, but vans and cars exempt". Air Quality News. 1 November 2019.
  14. ^ "GClean air zone proposals". Sheffield City Council.
  15. ^ "Charging Clean Air Zone". Portsmouth City Council.
  16. ^ "Clean air zone proposals". Sheffield City Council.
  17. ^ "Clean Air Update". Southampton City Countil. January 2019.

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