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Clean Air Zones

Low emission vehicle zones are coming to a city near you

CAZ (Clean Air Zones) are areas in the UK where the government have implemented or are planning to implement a scheme to reduce air pollution.

Frequently these are located in city centres where pollution levels are at their highest.

Five cities operate a Clean Air Zone, many more are likely to follow.

Cities with Clean Air Zones

London

When

London implemented their ULEZ (ultra-low emission zone) in April 2019.
The zone expanded in October 2021.

Where

Currently the ULEZ affects vehicles driving within the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). Vehicles are not charged on the road itself – View a map

Will my vehicle be charged to enter the London ULEZ Zone?

Cost

£12.50 per day for non-compliant cars and LCV


Birmingham

When

The Birmingham Clean Air Zone came into force on 1st June 2021.

Where

The Zone will cover all roads inside the A4540 Middleway ring road but not the Middleway itself

Will my vehicle be charged to enter the Birmingham CAZ Zone?

Cost

Cars and LCV’s that don’t meet the CAZ standard will be charged £8 per day to enter the zone


Glasgow

When

A Low Emissions Zone is currently in force that affects buses, this will be extended to all vehicles by June 2023

Where

Within the area of the Clyde, the M8 and High Street/Saltmarket – view a map

Cost

Cars and vans remain free, Taxi’s, HGV and Buses will be charged


Bath 

When

Clean Air Zone launched on 15th March 2021

Cost

Cars will be free, charges will apply for vans, taxis, buses and HGV’s

Dundee

When

Current proposals could see a launch in 2022 but no vehicles being charged until 2024.

Where

Inside the Dundee inner ring road

Cost

To be decided


Edinburgh

When

Current proposals could see a launch in 2022 but no vehicles will be charged until 2024.

Where

Proposals include most of the old town. View a map of the proposals.

Cost

To be decided


Aberdeen

When

Current proposals could see a launch in 2022 but no vehicles will be charged until 2024.

Where

View a map of the proposed zone.

Cost

To be decided


Bristol

When

Launched in Summer 2022.

Cost

Petrol/Diesel cars, vans and taxis – £9
Larger vehicles – £100


Greater Manchester

When

Greater Manchester Low Emissions Zone in two phases from Spring 2022, but is currently on hold

Where

A vast area of Greater Manchester will be included in the Clean Air Zone

View an interactive map

Cost

There are no plans to charge cars (except Taxis). 

Vans will be charged £7.50 from 2023, other vehicles may be charged up to £100


Sheffield

When

Late 2022

Where

Inner ring road and all roads in the city centre, including Park Square and the A61/Parkway junction

View an interactive map

Cost

£10 per day for LGVs and taxis 

£50 per day for coaches, buses and HGVs