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BIRMINGHAM CLEAN AIR ZONE OPERATIONAL FROM TODAY 1ST JUNE 2021

1 Jun 2021

BIRMINGHAM CLEAN AIR ZONE OPERATIONAL FROM TODAY 1ST JUNE 2021

A Class D Clean Air Zone will begin operating in Birmingham today (1 June 2021)

The zone covers all the roads within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ring road is outside of the zone

Charges for non-compliant vehicles that enter the zone are applied daily (midnight to midnight)

Vehicles will only pay once for each day they enter the zone and can move into and out of the zone during that day without incurring additional charges

As a Class D CAZ all vehicles (apart from motorcycles and mopeds) that are not otherwise exempt will be charged

Exempt vehicles:

•            Diesel – Euro 6 (light vehicles) or Euro VI (heavy vehicles)

•            Petrol - Euro 4

•            Gas – Euro 6 (light vehicles) or Euro VI (heavy vehicles)

•            Fully electric or hydrogen fuel cell

•            Hybrid electric – the diesel/petrol engine must meet the relevant emission criteria

The charges for vehicles that do not meet the minimum emission standards are:

Cars, Taxi, Minibuses and LGVs: £8

Coaches, Buses and HGVs: £50

Birmingham City Council has received support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to introduce a £10.05 million Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) Fund to support SMEs

To be eligible for the funding, the business must be an SME which has been actively trading for more than 12 months and own or lease Heavy Duty Vehicles (N2, N3 and M3 only) that do not meet the Clean Air Zone emission standards

The vehicles must be:

•            Registered and located within Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

•            Registered and located within the Birmingham City area and conducting commercial operations within Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

•            Registered and located within the West Midlands area and conducting commercial operations within Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

Birmingham City Council announced that it will introduce the zone through ;a ‘soft launch’ of the scheme. From 1 June 2021 through to 11:59:59pm 13 June 2021 the council will not require drivers to pay the daily fee and they will not pursue enforcement. From 14 June 2021 the owners of non-compliant vehicles will be required to pay the daily fee (unless a valid exemption is in place). If they do not pay the daily fee after this date the registered keeper of the vehicle will be issued with a penalty charge notice. By adopting this approach the Council is providing with a little extra time to get ready, review the support available and to consider the alternatives to driving through the Clean Air Zone

Further details and funding application information:

https://www.brumbreathes.co.uk/info/27/financial-incentives/2/clean-air-zone-1/4

Create an account or pay to sue CAZ:

https://www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones