Health crisis delays Oxford’s ZEZ

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have postponed the implementation of their planned Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The zone, which was due to be implemented in December 2020, has now been put back. 

The current consultation has been cancelled, but feedback already submitted will be saved. Anyone who has responded to the current consultation will be contacted when the process resumes. 

The councils plan to resume the consultation in late 2020, and a view to implement the scheme in the Summer of 2021. 

In addition, Birmingham has applied for an extension for their Clean Air Zone (CAZ), however Government will have to agree to this. Leeds was also due to hold a council meeting to finalise plans for a CAZ in September but that’s been postponed and the CAZ start date could be pushed back.