Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone to begin next January

Birmingham City Council has received Government approval for its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to help tackle air pollution in the city.

The Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which will be a Class D CAZ, will cover all roads within the A4540 Middleway ring road from January 2020. Cars, taxis and vans will pay £8 per day to enter the zone, while HGVs and buses will be charged £50.

To help drivers and businesses adjust to the new charges, there will be a range of exemptions from the Clean Air Zone charges.

• Commercial vehicles registered within the Clean Air Zone (LGV/HGV/coaches – maximum 2 vehicles per company) – 1 year
• Commercial vehicles registered within the Birmingham area travelling to the Clean Air Zone with an existing finance agreement beyond 2020 (LGV/HGV/coaches – maximum 2 vehicles per company) – 1 year
• Residents living within the Clean Air Zone, who have their private vehicles registered to their address - 2 years
• Individuals travelling into the Clean Air Zone for work – 1 year
• Visitors to key hospitals, GP offices and care homes within the Clean Air Zone – duration of stay, with exemption running for 1 year
• Vans and minibuses registered as providing essential community and school transport services that are classified as section 19 operators, registered for operation in Birmingham – all years
• Vehicles registered with disabled tax class – exempted for the duration of the CAZ