Clear Air Zone Activities in Other UK Cities

Clear Air Zone Activities in UK Cities

As well as London the following 5 cities have also been mandated by Government to introduce Clean Air Zones:


CAZ expected in January 2020


CAZ not expected.

The council is proposing traffic management measures to address air quality issues without any charges for road users.


CAZ will be introduced in January 2020.


CAZ not required

Nottingham City Council has cancelled its plans to introduce a clean air zone (CAZ).

The Government approved the city’s plan to tackle air pollution without a CAZ after modelling showed it could reduce air pollution to below the legal limit within two years.


Non charging CAZ expected in 2019 

Other UK cities with plans to introduce Clean Air Zones


  • Bristol, expected 2019
  • Sheffield, planned for 2020
  • Oxford, Zero Emissions Zone planned for 2020
  • Cambridge, expected by 2020
  • Bath, expected by end of 2020
  • Leicester, expected by 2026, buses only by 2020
  • Liverpool, expected, date TBC

Under Consideration

  • Wokingham
  • Warrington
  • St Albans
  • York, CAZ proposed for buses

Not Expected

  • Canterbury
  • Exeter
  • Newcastle
  • Manchester, not defined


The Scottish Government plans to have four Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in operation by 2020, with the first already up and running in Glasgow. Alongside Glasgow, LEZs are also expected to be introduced in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.


The Welsh Government is seeking views on its Clean Air Zone proposals, which include charging the most polluting vehicles for entering certain parts of its cities.