In an effort to improve air quality, Sheffield City Council has begun a consultation for its class C Clean Air Zone. The Clean Air Zone is set to be launched in 2021.
High polluting vehicles including HGVs, taxis, vans, buses and coaches will pay a daily charge to enter the zone which will be located within the city’s inner circle. However, private cars will not be charged under these proposals.
|Proposed daily charge||Criteria for exemption|
|Taxi||£10||Ultra-low emission or LPG|
|Van||£10||Euro 4 Petrol
Euro 6 Diesel
|Bus and coach||£50||Euro VI Diesel|
|HGV||£50||Euro VI Diesel|
|Private car||No charge||All vehicles|
Air pollution contributes to 500 deaths a year in Sheffield, which currently has illegal levels of air pollution. To tackle this issue, the council is inviting businesses and city residents to take part in a ‘clean air conversation’.
To learn more on the Clean Air Zone consultation, click here.