Next steps for Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan

We're committed to cleaning up the air our residents breathe - but in a way that helps people to make the change to cleaner vehicles and does not put jobs, livelihoods and businesses at risk.

Government agreed that the Greater Manchester charging Clean Air Zone would not go ahead on 30 May 2022.

The original Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan was designed to comply with a legal direction from government issued before the coronavirus pandemic. Since then there have been significant changes in the market for vehicles compliant with Clean Air Zone standards, particularly vans, and the cost of living has increased.

We’ve now published a case for a new investment-led Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan, with no charging Clean Air Zone. This was submitted to government on 1 July 2022.

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What is air pollution?

You can’t always see it, but air pollution is all around us. It comes from many sources and can be very damaging to our health.

We can breathe harmful gases and tiny particles deep into our lungs. Some of the smallest particles may also pass into our blood streams.

By learning more about air pollution you can help tackle it and protect your health.

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