A Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is to be part of the City, yet to be determined, where targeted action is taken to improve air quality. The Government has ordered us to improve air quality.
The Council has been working under a direction from Government to deliver a CAZ in Derby.
The Government had to comply with an EU Directive to improve air quality. Their analysis indicated that Derby was one of nearly 30 local authorities outside London where levels of nitrogen dioxide from transport were likely to exceed the EU values in 2020, unless action was taken.
The Government then decided to request the creation of a CAZ in each location as the action to improve air quality.
The Council is responding to Government by seeking a locally proportionate and deliverable solution. We will work with a wide range of partners to try and secure funding from the Joint Air Quality Unit (DEFRA and DfT), and any other available grants, to assist affected individuals and groups with the transition to lower emission vehicles and to help address any other implications of the CAZ.
We don’t know, but we are working with Government to better define the requirements for a zone and to ensure that any zone best meets the needs of our city.
Provisional working options for the CAZ have been developed. The options are intended only to suggest possible geographical extents of the CAZ that are being considered as a possible solution.
We are working with the Joint Air Quality Unit (DEFRA and DfT) to identify measures that could be implemented.
We have also received funding through the Air Quality Grant for projects which helps support the CAZ.
|Retro-fitting of Council’s HGV fleet with emissions reduction technology
|Cleaner taxis research and engagement programme||£29,750|
Air quality awareness and engagement campaign, including National Clean Air Day 15th June 2017
In conjunction with Global Action Plan and Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds , Manchester and Nottingham City Councils
In addition we will encourage people to make their journeys in future by cleaner means such as walking, cycling and using low-emission vehicles. There are various projects being taken forward by the City Council to support this, including:
We've already asked this question and the Government's current position is that Brexit will not affect the implementation of Clean Air Zones.
Ideally, yes, we would want to see that the CAZ is facilitating the early uptake of low emission vehicles. However we recognise that the timescales are very demanding and have made the Government aware that it will be difficult for affected operators and vehicle owners to upgrade to the relevant standards by the deadline.
We will work closely with stakeholders to make them aware of any available resources to help support the early take up of low emission vehicles.
The Government published the Clean Air Zone Framework in May 2017 which gives further details on the different types of CAZs that can be introduced.
We honestly don't know at this stage. There are no plans at present.