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