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Manchester, Bradford and Portsmouth Clean Air Zone Updates

Updates on the latest progress for Clean Air Zones (CAZs)

Greater Manchester and Bradford

Greater Manchester and Bradford will be added to the Government’s vehicle checker next week, on Monday 15th November.

Please keep an eye on their ‘Drive in a clean air zone’ page to find out if you will be charged. Greater Manchester are expected to open their financial support scheme for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) on Tuesday 30th November – visit Cleanairgm Heavy Goods Vehicles | Clean Air Greater Manchester (cleanairgm.com) for further details.

Further information on Bradford’s CAZ is available at breathe better Bradford breathe better BRADFORD | Bradford Council


Portsmouth’s Class B CAZ is launching on Monday 29th November. This means that anyone driving a non-compliant bus, coach, taxi, private hire vehicle or HGVs will need to pay a daily charge.

Noncompliant vehicles are ones that:

  • Do not meet Euro 6 standards for diesel vehicles
  • Do not meet Euro 4 emissions standards for petrol vehicles

You can keep up to date with news on the Portsmouth CAZ via the Portsmouth Cleaner Air website. Home - Cleaner Air Portsmouth

Details of compliance requirements and exemptions can also be found at Clean Air Zone exemptions - Cleaner Air Portsmouth. Operators of vehicles eligible for exemption are urged to apply as soon as possible. You can check whether you will be charged on the Government vehicle checker Drive in a clean air zone - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Businesses that operate a non-compliant vehicle within the Portsmouth CAZ can apply for a Clean Air Fund grant. Further details can be found at Clean Air Fund: financial support for businesses - Travel Portsmouth

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