Members are being invited to share their expressions of interest in becoming part of the association’s Air Quality Working Group.
With a number of towns and cities set to roll out Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in 2021 and an increasing number of local authorities launching consultations, the BVRLA is looking for members from across all sectors to take part in a Working Group.
Portsmouth is the latest to launch a CAZ consultation, which closes on the 26 August, in which it proposes introducing a daily charge for non-compliant vehicles.
Compliant vehicles must be Euro 6 Diesel and Euro 4 Petrol. Anything earlier will incur charges. The CAZ will also apply to all uncompliant HGVs, buses and coaches, taxis and private hire vehicles and there is concern that central government will insist that light goods vehicles should also be included.
The impact of Covid on LGV operators is recognised by Portsmouth City Council, which is urging those affected to respond to the consultation.
The consultation also asks for details on what exemptions should apply, the charge levels and how support for businesses to purchase compliant vehicles is best allocated to ensure it is fair and helps those who need it most.
Leeds, Birmingham and Bath are due to give more clarity on the 2020 go-live dates for their Clean Air Zones shortly. Other local authorities are due to launch CAZ consultations in the coming months, with Transport for Greater Manchester running theirs in October.
Those interested in joining the BVRLA Air Quality Working Group should email BVRLA Senior Policy Adviser, firstname.lastname@example.org