Clean Air Zone – consultation ends 17th August

Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) Clean Air Zone (CAZ) consultation is ending on 17th August. The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is encouraging local businesses to read all the information available, attend events and provide feedback.

The council is proposing a Clean Air Zone within the A4540 Middleway ring road (but not the Middleway itself), where the most polluting vehicles will have to pay to enter the city centre. No vehicle will be banned from entering or travelling through the zone, however charges would apply to vehicles whose engines do not meet specific pollution standards; including buses, coaches, lorries, vans, cars, taxis and specialist vehicles like bin lorries.

BCC is required to take action to meet legal air quality limits in the shortest possible time. The aim is to implement the Clean Air Zone by 2020 in order to deliver the health benefits as quickly as possible.

The comprehensive Consultation Summary document is available to download here.

A handy FAQ can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in attending the remaining public drop-in events, where you can speak to the BCC Clean Air Zone consultation team, please see the details below:

Tuesday 7th August

16:00 – 20:00

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

Saturday 11th August

10:00 – 14:00

High Street in Birmingham city centre, B4 7SL

To find out further information or to leave your response, please visit https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/caz