Birmingham City proposes new Clean Air Zone

Birmingham City proposes new Clean Air Zone

Birmingham City Council has revealed it plans to introduce a new Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city, from January 2020.

The new CAZ seeks to help the city reduce levels of NO2  and will operate  24 hours a day, seven days a week, covering all roads in Birmingham City Centre.

Charges set out under the scheme range from £8 per day for LGVs and taxis (Hackney Carriages & Private Hire), to £50 per day for HGVs, with no charge for motorcycles, mopeds or scooters.

Vehicle type Charge
Cars, Taxis (Hackney Carriages & Private Hire), LGVs £8 per day
HGVs, coaches and buses £50 per day

Exceptions to the proposed Birmingham City Centre CAZ charges will apply to vehicles that meet certain criteria, depending on the fuel type, as follows:

  • Diesel – Euro 6 (VI) standard or better (most new registrations after 1 September 2015)
  • Petrol or LPG added to original petrol engine – Euro 4 standard or better (most new registrations after 1 January 2006)
  • Gas – Euro 6 (VI) standard or better
  • Fully electric or hydrogen fuel cell – all are compliant and avoid CAZ charges
  • Hybrid electric – the diesel/petrol engine must meet the relevant criteria above

For further information on the Birmingham CAZ, click here.