Greater ManchesterClean Air Plan
Greater Manchester is committed to cleaning up the air its residents breathe in a way that does not put jobs, livelihoods and businesses at risk.
Under government direction, the Greater Manchester local authorities had developed plans for a Clean Air Zone. The Zone would have included daily charges for some taxis and private hire vehicles that did not meet emission standards. But government has agreed that the Clean Air Zone will NOT go ahead as planned on 30 May 2022.
That’s because the Zone was designed before the pandemic. There have been significant changes in the market for compliant vehicles, and the cost of living has increased. Greater Manchester is now working with government to deliver a new Clean Air Plan by July 2022.