Greater Manchester publishes proposed Clean Air Plan

Papers relating to the final proposed Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan were published this week ahead of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority meeting taking place on Friday 25 June. 

At this meeting, leaders will consider the outcome of the consultation which took place last year and be asked to endorse the final proposals before they are considered by each Greater Manchester local authority throughout July.    

The Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan has been jointly developed by the ten Greater Manchester local authorities, coordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester.  

The Plan includes a category C Clean Air Zone, and over £120m in funding has been secured to help local businesses prepare and upgrade to compliant vehicles. Applications for funding support will open from November this year, ahead of the CAZ’s anticipated launch on 30 May 2022.  

While the COVID-19 pandemic led to brief air quality improvements, modelling shows it is not expected to lead to long-term reductions in roadside pollution without implementing a Clean Air Zone. 

For all the latest news and developments on Clean Air Zones across the UK, visit the BVRLA’s dedicated web page, which can also be accessed via 

Members can contact the BVRLA communications team to request a suite of free-to-access print, digital and social media communications resources to promote awareness of Clean Air Zones to colleagues and customers.