Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan

The implementation of Greater Manchester‘s Clean Air Plan was put on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and following consultation with the Government, it was deemed to be no longer achievable to reduce Manchester’s NO2 air pollution to acceptable levels by 2024. Additionally, the implementation of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) was decided to be unworkable following supply chain issues and the rise in the cost of living. Instead, a public consultation will take place in early 2023 after Greater Manchester has worked on its new Clean Air Policy.

Where is the CAZ in place?

The original plan for Greater Manchester would have seen a Category C CAZ implement across the entire of Greater Manchester, encompassing not only the city of Manchester itself but also Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan

Where the new scheme will be in place remains to be seen, and Scrap Car Comparison will ensure to keep this page updated as soon as any decisions are made.

Do I need to pay the daily fee?

Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan originally was scheduled to be a Class C CAZ, which would have seen all vehicles other than private cars have to adhere to the minimum emission standards. New plans will include no charging Clean Air Zone. These standards are as follows:

Buses, coaches, HGVs – Euro VI

Vans, minibuses, taxis, private hire vehicles – Euro 6 (diesel), Euro 4 (petrol)

How much will I pay?

As stated above, Greater Manchester’s new plan will include no charging Clean Air Zone. Scrap Car Comparison will keep this page updated as and when further details are confirmed.

Can I get a grant to get a compliant vehicle?

Greater Manchester has secured £120m in government funding to help owners of non-compliant vehicles who would be affected by the Clean Air Plan to upgrade to suitable vehicles. Applications for LGVs, minibuses, coaches and taxis has been paused, but applications for HGV funding and bus funding can still be made. Full details can be found on the Clean Air GM website.

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