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Clean Air Zones

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 began to be introduced from 2019. After delays due to Covid, More zones are likely to come into force in 2021 and 2022.

Where? London, Bath, Portsmouth and Birmingham have already introduced zones, with 21 additional Local Authorities undertaking feasibility studies and at different levels of planning/implementation.