Birmingham asks government to postpone CAZ rollout

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BBC News has reported that Birmingham City Council have requested Government permission to postpone plans for the city’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ). The authority had said that efforts to tackle high-polluting vehicles have become a challenge as public priorities change in light of the spread of coronavirus. BCC Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Cllr Waseem Zaffar wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps stating that although he still believed the CAZ was the “most effective way of making a sustainable improvement to Birmingham’s air quality…low income workers and residents are focused on ensuring they and their families stay safe rather than apply for exemption or financial incentive.”

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