As announced recently by the CPT, Newcastle City Council Cabinet will soon be discussing implementing a Category C Clean Air Zone (CAZ) covering the City Centre and Central Road bridges from July 2022.
When is this likely to come in force?
At the moment we do not have an exact date, but we understand July 2022 is likely.
Which area will be covered?
Please see the map here for the proposed area to be covered. The preferred option for the CAZ is a CAZ Class C. The Clean Air Zone requires engine standards of Euro 6 for diesels and Euro 4 for petrol vehicles.
Who will be affected?
The CAZ will affect:
How much will it cost?
Again, we don’t know for sure, but likely charges are £50 a day for non-compliant buses and coaches and HGVs and £12.50 a day for other vehicles.
Will we get any help?
Grants are being proposed and if agreed by the Joint Air Quality Unit and may potentially be in the region of £16,000 per vehicle for buses (and presumably coaches, but again we await clarification). If approved, these are likely to be seen around Autumn of 2021 onwards.
The CPT tell us that this is the only information available at present but that they will keep us updated as they receive information.
Please contact a member of our Regulatory team on 01254 828300 if you require further information.