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Bradford Clean Air Zone is coming

Clean Air Zone - update January 2022

Bradford Clean Air Zone - What do you need to know?

In preparation for the Spring launch of the Bradford Clean Air Zone we are encouraging residents and businesses to check their vehicles.

Use the government’s GOV.UK’s vehicle checker and check if charges will apply to your vehicle using your registration number. If you’re a business or organisation, you can check multiple vehicles.

The Council is providing the most extensive exemptions programme of any CAZ authority, enabling  local businesses and residents to avoid charges for certain vehicles.

The Bradford zone will cover the area inside, and including, the Bradford outer ring road. It will also extend out along the Aire valley corridor, (Manningham Lane/Bradford road and Canal Road area) to include Shipley and Saltaire. View map information.

Clean Air Zone Map

Bradford Residents 

  • Passenger cars or motorbikes will not be charged in the Bradford Clean Air Zone. It doesn’t matter if you live outside the Bradford District or if you use your car or motorbike for work purposes.

  • If the vehicle you are driving meets the required emission standards this will not be charged, you do not need to apply for an exemption.

  • Bradford District residents who own non-compliant vehicles privately (e.g. vans, campers and horseboxes) can apply for an exemption for one vehicle.

Bradford Businesses

  • Bradford based businesses and registered organisations can apply for up to 3 vehicle exemptions from CAZ charges. Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and registered organisations are able to apply.
  • There is now more time to apply for Clean Air Funding and upgrade your vehicles. Support for non-compliant vehicles includes a new £1.7m fund to increase the grants available for electric taxis, as well as the £10.4m Clean Air Van & Minibus Fund.

  • Find out more about grants available to Bradford businesses.

Private Hire Vehicles

  • Taxis are 10% of the vehicle movements in the City.
  • Private hire vehicles need to be Euro 5/6 petrol hybrid Bradford to be compliant in the Bradford Clean Air Zone.  
  • Find out more about the Clean Air Taxi Fund Programme

What next?

The Bradford Clean Air Exemptions Programme is expected to be launched in the coming weeks. If you haven't done so already, register your interest by completing the Expressions of Interest Form

Once the scheme is launched we will email further information on applying for exemptions once the process is live.

Clean Air Zone links and information

All information regarding the Bradford CAZ, including information about grants and exemptions, can be found on the Breathe Better Bradford website.

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