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Clean Air Zones are coming; it's time to get ready


What are they?Clean Air Zones are specific areas - typically cities - where action is required to improve air quality. They can be confined to a single road or a part of a city and may include an area in which vehicles can be charged for entering.

When? The Government has a long term commitment to improving air quality, and zones will begin to be introduced from 2019 onward. More zones are likely to come into force in 2020 and 2021.

Where? Five cities have been mandated by the Government to introduce a Clean Air Zone. These are Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton, with London's existing Low Emissions Zone undergoing changes. 23 additional Local Authorities must undertake feasibility studies.