Manchester Clean Air

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Timescales for Greater Manchester-wide Clean Air Zone

Proposed daily charges

The following daily charges were proposed for non-compliant commercial vehicles during public consultation:

  • Buses, coaches and Heavy Good Vehicles (HGV) – £60 (from spring 2022).
  • Taxis and private hire vehicles – £7.50 (from spring 2022).
  • Light Goods Vehicles (LGV) such as vans and minibuses – £10 (temporary exemption until 2023). If the daily charge for a non-compliant vehicle isn’t paid, a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) of £120 would be issued,

Improving Greater Manchester’s air quality

The beginning of July saw the regular Trafford Park Business Network take place at Event City. Among the presentations that took place, Nigel Smith, Head of Regulatory Services for Trafford Council, outlined the forthcoming Clean Air proposals for Greater Manchester. Nigel started with the observation that pollution from road traffic is linked to a wide range of serious illnesses and conditions, contributing to the equivalent of 1,200 deaths a year in Greater Manchester alone. Many local roads in the region have levels of harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) which are above legal limits,