Have your say on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan now
12th November 2020, 7:11 am
Time is running out to have your say on plans to reduce harmful air pollution on our local roads.
The Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan consultation closes on Thursday 3 December 2020.
Government has instructed Greater Manchester to introduce a charging Clean Air Zone right across all 10 local authority areas. Some vehicles that don’t meet emissions standards will have to pay a daily charge to drive in and around the zone. That includes buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles, taxis, private hire, vans, and minibuses. Private cars and motorbikes are not affected.
To help local people, businesses and organisations prepare, Greater Manchester is asking for more than £150 million of Government funding to support upgrades to cleaner, compliant vehicles.
Those who upgrade before the Clean Air Zone is introduced in 2022 would not have to pay a daily charge. Find out more now and help shape the final plan by filling out the questionnaire at cleanairgm.com now.
Extension of Government-backed funding schemes for businesses