Clean Air Zone for Birmingham (consultation for individual citizens)

Closed 17 Aug 2018

Opened 4 Jul 2018

Feedback Updated 15 Jul 2019

We Asked

Birmingham is on a journey to cleaner air.

Pollution in the air, mainly caused by vehicles on the roads, is having a harmful effect on the health of people living, working and studying in the city.

You Said

10389 responses were received.

We Did

Contact cleanair@birmingham.gov.uk with any questions.

Overview

Birmingham is on a journey to cleaner air.

Pollution in the air, mainly caused by vehicles on the roads, is having a harmful effect on the health of people living, working and studying in the city.

Summary of proposals

We are proposing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), where the most polluting vehicles will have to pay to enter the city centre: all the roads within the A4540 Middleway ring road (but not the Middleway itself).

Charges would apply to most vehicles whose engine does not meet specific pollution standards: including buses and coaches, lorries, vans, cars and taxis and specialist vehicles like bin lorries. Vehicles with a clean enough engine (Euro 4 for petrol, Euro 6 for diesel) would not be charged.

You can check your vehicle's likely Euro class at http://eurostandards.co.uk (website provided by Automotive Data Guru). If this website is unavailable, the engine standards for Birmingham's Clean Air Zone would be the same as London's ULEZ, so you can check your vehicle on TfL's website.

We are also suggesting other ways to reduce the air pollution caused by motor vehicles, including improving public transport, upgrading engines and building more low emission refuelling stations (e.g. electric charging points), making changes to roads and reviewing charges for parking.

Before responding to this consultation, you should read the summary document:

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This document and other supporting materials can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

What will happen to your responses?

Your responses will be used solely for this consultation and will be kept confidential. Any comments used will be kept anonymous and individuals will not be identified.

Your personal data will be held by Birmingham City Council as the data controller and by Tonic Consultants Ltd, Pell Frischmann Consultants Ltd and Turner & Townsend Project Management Ltd as data processors. Personal data will not be shared with any other organisation. This survey is being conducted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and if you would like to know more about our Data Protection Policy please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/privacy.

By filling out the survey you are giving permission for Birmingham City Council to use the data for the purposes outlined above.

Events

  • Public drop in event - Acocks Green Library

    From 9 Jul 2018 at 15:00 to 9 Jul 2018 at 18:30

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At Acocks Green Library, Shirley Road, B27 7XH.

  • Public drop in event - Ladywood Community Centre

    From 17 Jul 2018 at 16:00 to 17 Jul 2018 at 20:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At Ladywood Community Centre, 222 St Vincent Street West, B16 8RP.

  • Public drop in event - Stirchley Baths

    From 19 Jul 2018 at 15:00 to 19 Jul 2018 at 19:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At Stirchley Baths, Bournville Lane, B30 2JT.

  • Public drop in event - Handsworth Wellbeing Centre

    From 24 Jul 2018 at 16:00 to 24 Jul 2018 at 20:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At Handsworth Wellbeing Centre, Holly Road, B20 2BY.

  • Public drop in event - Heartlands (Hospital) Education Centre

    From 26 Jul 2018 at 16:00 to 26 Jul 2018 at 20:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At Heartlands (Hospital) Education Centre, Bordesley Green Road, B9 5SS.

  • Public drop in event - All Saints Community Centre, Kings Heath

    From 28 Jul 2018 at 12:00 to 28 Jul 2018 at 16:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At All Saints Community Centre, 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, B14 7RA.

  • Public drop in event - Mere Green Community Centre

    From 31 Jul 2018 at 16:00 to 31 Jul 2018 at 20:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At Mere Green Community Centre, 30 Mere Green Road, B75 5BT.

  • Public drop in event - Chris Bryant Centre

    From 1 Aug 2018 at 16:00 to 1 Aug 2018 at 20:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At Chris Bryant Centre, 301 Reservoir Road, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6DF

  • Public drop in event - The Fort Shopping Park

    From 2 Aug 2018 at 16:00 to 2 Aug 2018 at 20:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At The Fort Shopping Park, 20 Fort Parkway, B24 9FP.

  • Public drop in event - One Stop Shopping Centre

    From 4 Aug 2018 at 10:00 to 4 Aug 2018 at 14:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At One Stop Shopping Centre, 2 Walsall Road, Perry Barr, B42 1AA.

  • Public drop in event - University of Birmingham (main plaza)

    From 7 Aug 2018 at 16:00 to 7 Aug 2018 at 20:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    At University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT.

  • Public drop in event - High Street, city centre

    From 11 Aug 2018 at 10:00 to 11 Aug 2018 at 14:00

    A chance to meet members of the consultation team and ask questions.
    On the High Street in Birmingham city centre, B4 7SL.

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • N/A
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Children & Young People
  • Older people issues
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Equality & Human rights
  • Environment
  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Business
  • Employment
  • Health Conditions