Major plans to introduce the UK’s largest Clean Air Zone in Greater Manchester and map out thousands of new homes in the region have been backed by Manchester councillors.
Town halls have been asked to support the Clean Air Plan and Places for Everyone, the jobs and housing masterplan which could succeed the ill-fated spatial framework.
The former would see drivers of heavily-polluting vehicles hit with a daily charge from May 30, 2022 in a bid to improve poor air quality and reduce nitrous oxide emissions.
Heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches would pay £60 a day to drive within the zone, with vans paying £10 and taxi and private hire vehicles paying £7.50.
Non-compliant buses, heavy goods vehicles and taxis which are not licensed in Greater Manchester will be subject to the daily charges from May 30, 2022.
But vans, minibuses and coaches, hackney carriages and private hire vehicles which are licensed locally will be exempt from paying the fees until June 2023.
資料來源: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-leaders-back-clean-air-21169804 (2021年7月29日）