Residents asked for views as work underway to prepare for GM-wide Clean Air Zone

Work is well under way to get ready for the Greater Manchester-wide Clean Air Zone launching next spring, with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and signage due to be rolled out in Salford. Residents are also being asked for their views on two proposed inclusions to the Greater Manchester-wide Clean Air Zone.

Following last year’s public consultation, all Greater Manchester local authorities have approved the GM Clean Air Plan. The Clean Air Zone will launch on 30 May 2022, with some discounts and exemptions. Now we need feedback on two issues affecting leisure vehicles and roads in the Worsley area of Salford.

The consultation identified that due to DVLA vehicle categories, some motorhomes would be charged to drive within the GM Clean Air Zone and some wouldn’t. GM is proposing that ALL non-compliant vehicles with a body type of ‘motorcaravan’ are included in the charging scheme. This would ensure that these vehicles – which may look similar and have similar levels of emissions – will be treated equally.

Greater Manchester is also proposing a minor modification to include the A575 and A580 at Worsley in the Clean Air Zone. The roads were only previously excluded due to issues with signage in this area, which have now been resolved.

A six-week consultation is taking place up to 13 October. Find out more and give views by filling out the questionnaire on the Clean Air Greater Manchester website.

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Date published
Friday 17 September 2021

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