Consultation on Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan

In October 2020 we plan to launch an

8-week
consultation on proposals for a Clean Air Zone, alongside major government funding to clean up the region’s most polluting commercial vehicles.


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A Clean Air Zone for Greater Manchester

We need to clean up the air we all breathe. Dirty air damages our health and plays a part in thousands of deaths every year.

In October 2020, Greater Manchester is planning to launch an eight-week consultation on plans for a Clean Air Zone to improve air quality on local roads across our region. Only the most polluting commercial vehicles would have to pay a charge to travel in the Zone.

At the same time, we’re working with government to secure funding to help the region’s people and businesses switch to cleaner vehicles and avoid a charge.

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 bloodstreams.

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

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