Clean Air Zone Consultation - Businesses and Organisations

Closed 25 Aug 2019

Opened 1 Jul 2019

Overview

Improving the air we breathe in Sheffield

a Clean Air Zone for Sheffield.

Pollution in the air that we breathe is damaging the health of people living, working and visiting our city. It is stunting lung development in children and contributing to lifelong health problems such as asthma and cardiovascular disease.

We are committed to cleaning the air that we breathe in Sheffield and making the long-term changes that we need to tackle pollution in our city. But, we start by taking action now.

As part of this, we are proposing to introduce a daily Clean Air charge for some of the most polluting vehicles to drive in the city centre and on the inner ring road. The charge won’t be for private cars but will impact on buses, lorries (HGVs), taxi and private hire vehicles and vans (LGVs) that don’t meet minimum emission standards.

The ‘Clean Air Zone’ in Sheffield is one of the steps that we need to take in order to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) below the legal limit by 2021.

Charging doesn’t in itself clean our air but will encourage people and businesses to replace polluting vehicles with cleaner ones that wouldn’t be charged. We are seeking money from Government to support our bus companies, businesses and taxi drivers to replace older, polluting vehicles so that our air quality is at least within healthier, legal limits.

This is the start of a conversation in Sheffield about our health, how we get around the city and how, alongside the Clean Air Zone, how we can all improve the air we breathe.

Why We Are Consulting

The Clean Air Zone is a big change for Sheffield and we want your views on the proposals and ideas about how we work together to tackle air pollution in our city.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Disabled Travel
  • Parking
  • Targeted
  • Keeping Healthy and Well, Accessing Care and Support
  • Equality Hubs