Clean Air Zone launches later this month in Newcastle

Drivers are being reminded that a Clean Air Zone covering part of Newcastle and Gateshead will launch at the end of this month. From 30 January 2023 older, more polluting taxis, buses, coaches and HGVs will be charged to enter the zone. Privately-owned cars will not be affected by the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and […]

Councils call for government action on CAZ support fund

Councillors are calling for urgent action from government to enable a vital Clean Air Zone support scheme for Tyneside taxi drivers and small businesses to go ahead. Newcastle and Gateshead councils submitted final Clean Air Zone (CAZ) proposals to government in October last year but are still waiting for ministerial approval along with details of […]

Portsmouth City Council launches charging clean air zone

The government-mandated charging clean air zone (CAZ) in Portsmouth has now been launched by the city council. The Portsmouth CAZ is a class B, meaning that ‘non-compliant’ vehicles will be issued a daily charge to drive in the zone.  For the Portsmouth CAZ ‘non-compliant’ vehicles are buses, coaches, taxi, private hire vehicles and heavy goods […]

Date set for Clean Air Zone launch in Portsmouth despite reservations

Portsmouth City Council has announced that its cabinet has heard a recommendation that its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) starts charging non-compliant vehicles at the end of November. In the Portsmouth CAZ, non-compliant vehicles are buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles and heavy goods vehicles which do not meet euro 6 standards if diesel, or below […]

Yunex Traffic wins Newcastle CAZ work

Yunex Traffic, the new name for Siemens Mobility’s Intelligent Traffic systems business, has been awarded a contract to design and install a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera monitoring and enforcement solution across Newcastle city centre. The introduction of the system follows a consultation undertaken by Newcastle and Gateshead councils with […]

Air quality improving in Bath since introduction of CAZ

New data shows air quality is improving both in Bath city centre and outside the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) following the introduction of the scheme. A report to be considered by Bath and North East Somerset Council’s cabinet on Thursday 9 September reveals that nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels have dropped by more than 12% compared with the same […]

CAZ benefits go beyond the boundary, according to new research

The work of Clean Air Zones goes beyond the boundary of where they are actually situated, according to new research by the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF). To examine the ‘reach’ of Greater London’s CAZ for heavy-duty vehicles, EDF analysed a dataset produced by INRIX, which represents trips in a sample week. Looking at data from September 2019, EDF […]

Andy Burnham wants more strategic roads to be covered in CAZ

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for Government to consider minimum air quality standards for parts of the strategic road network (SRN) to help reduce emissions. The region will have the UK’s largest clean air zone (CAZ), covering 10 boroughs and 2.8 million residents, when it goes live from May 30, 2022. However, Greater Manchester […]


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