In the same week that Transport for London (TfL) suspended charges for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), Birmingham City Council has asked the UK Government for permission to postpone the launch of its Clean Air Zone.
Birmingham’s CAZ was due to be launched early this summer
Birmingham City Council stated in its letter to Westminster that, given the coronavirus outbreak, the current focus of local businesses “is on trying to support employees rather than upgrading vehicle fleets” in line with Clean Air Zone (CAZ) requirements.
The local authority is requesting that the launch of the CAZ, originally diarised for May 2020, is delayed until at least December 2020. It has agreed to ensure any new launch date is “kept under constant