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Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone is now live

From today, Monday 27 February, Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) officially starts. The CAZ is a Class C charging zone, which means that some vehicles driving within, or entering Sheffield’s inner ring road and city centre, that do not meet vehicle emission limits set by the Government, will be charged.

Who will be charged?

Only the most heavily polluting vehicles will be charged for entering Sheffield’s CAZ.  Private vehicles, motorcycles and lower-polluting vehicles will not have to pay.

Vehicles that will be charged include, heavy goods vehicles (HGV), light goods vehicles (LGV), vans, buses, coaches and taxis.

How do I check if my vehicle will be charged?

You need to check whether your vehicle will be charged, using the Government checker  

If the vehicle you own is compliant, then you do not need to do anything. If your vehicle is not compliant, and you drive into, out of, or within the zone, then you need to pay each day you travel.

How much will I need to pay?

Charges are:

  • £50 per day for larger vehicles – such as buses, coaches and HGVs
  • £10 per day for smaller vehicles – such as taxis and LGVs
  • Larger campervans / motorhomes can apply for a discounted rate, reducing the charge amount to £10

If you’re entering the zone you can pay up to 6 days in advance, on the day, or up to 6 days after your journey. For information and a simple and secure way to pay, head to https://www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones

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Financial support

Financial support to upgrade or replace a vehicle to meet CAZ standards is still available for vehicle owners based in Sheffield and Rotherham. Find out more.

Local exemptions and discounts are also still available, please visit the website for further information on how to apply.

An automatic, temporary exemption will be applied for Hackney Carriage vehicles licensed by the Council, up to 00:00 on Monday 5 June 2023.

You do not need to apply for an exemption if your vehicle is one of the following:

  • Nationally exempt
  • Meets required emission standards
  • A private car or motorbike

Why does Sheffield need a CAZ?

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) latest assessments show that Sheffield is not compliant with the annual limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). That’s why we urgently need to reduce NO2 levels around the city.

The CAZ will take us a step closer to cleaner air and higher standard of health for local people, especially those most vulnerable to pollution related health issues, such as the elderly, un-born babies and young children. Air pollution contributes to around 1 in 20 of deaths in Sheffield each year.

The city’s Clean Air Zone is part of a national Clean Air Strategy funded by DEFRA, to tackle air pollution, including roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations.

To learn more about the CAZ please visit the website: www.sheffield.gov.uk/cleanair




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