- Leeds Council had asked the government for £40 million to help implement the scheme, however this bid has been refused with the council being told to ask for "less money". [14th November 2018]
What we know so far
Leeds City Council has undergone two periods of consultation and has amended plans and proposals for a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in line with the responses to these. A final proposal was released on 9th October 2018. A charging zone covering more than half of the city will be introduced from 6th January 2020 and monitored using a network of purpose-built cameras. An interactive map showing the proposed zone boundary is available here. The zone is intended to improve air quality both inside and outside of the zone.
- Proposed charge for non-compliant HGVs is £50 per day
- There is no proposed charge for LCVs or cars
- The CAZ has a planned "go-live" date of 6th January 2020