Bradford opens Clean Air Zone consultation

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is consulting on its plans for a Clean Air Zone that will impact HGVs, buses, coaches, LGVs, taxis and private hire but not private cars.

The area proposed for the CAZ covers the outer ring road are and the proposed daily charges are £50 for HGVs, Buses and Coaches, £12.50 for Taxis and Private Hire and £9 for Vans and Minibuses.

The BVRLA will submit a response and would also like to encourage members who may be operating vehicles within the proposed zone to respond directly. The closing date is 27 March 2020.

The council is looking at ways to support local businesses and drivers to access cleaner vehicles and is proposing to use funding allocated by Government.

The consultation asks for views on the level of funding being proposed for upgrade or retrofit per vehicle – up to £15,000 for HGVs and up to £5,000 for LGVs & mini-buses.

One of the schemes being considered to improve air quality is the establishment of an Alternative Energy Centre which will be a community centre for alternative fuels, including compressed natural gas, biomethane and hydrogen – respondents are asked to rate the impact this is likely to have as well as whether they’d be likely to use this.

More information on the Bradford Council website.