Clean Air Zones


To tackle poor air quality, the Government has announced that they will be requiring Derby to introduce a Clean Air Zone by 2020.

A Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is an area where targeted action is taken to improve air quality to improve people's health and support economic growth.  Clean Air Zones aim to reduce all types of air pollution, including nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, so that people breathe in less of all these pollutants.  How this reduction is achieved will depend on the source of pollution in the zone.

Within a CAZ, there is also a focus on reducing carbon emissions and making sure that improvements in air quality are long lasting.  Pollution should not be increased by growth in population, new buildings or changes in land use.

Over the next year, the Council will begin discussions with stakeholders so they fully understand the potential implications and impact of the government requirement for a CAZ within the city.  Our news article relating to proposed working options is available to view in our newsroom.


Related News Articles

Details of provisional Clean Air Zone working option to be discussed (07.03.2017)

More than £250,000 air quality funding for Derby (23.02.2017)

Minister visits potential clean air zone in city (06.10.2017)

The Joint Air Quality Unit (DEFRA and DfT) have prepared an overview document  on improving air quality in the UK which is available to download (Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.)


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