Implementation of Clean Air Zones in England

Closed 9 Dec 2016

Opened 13 Oct 2016


This consultation seeks views on the implementation of Clean Air Zones in England. A cleaner, healthier environment benefits people and the economy. Our ambition is for the UK to have some of the very best air quality in the world and Clean Air Zones are designed to help us deliver this.

In the national air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide, published in December 2015, Government committed to consulting on the draft framework for Clean Air Zones in 2016. The plan also set out that the Government would require the implementation of Clean Air Zones in five cities (Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham, Southampton).

This consultation seeks views on the draft Clean Air Zone Framework, which sets out how Clean Air Zones should be implemented, and on the draft regulation mandating the implementation of Clean Air Zones in the five cities along with the associated impact assessment.

The consultation includes the consultation document, the draft Clean Air Zone Framework, the draft secondary legislation and the associated impact assessment.

Before responding to the questions set out in this consultation, we recommend that you read all of the documents.

What happens next

This consultation will run for 8 weeks. A summary of responses to this consultation will be published and placed on the Government website at: within 12 weeks of the consultation closing.


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Food Business Operators
  • Food Industry
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Energy sector
  • Industries and professional services
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • Environmental professional services
  • House Building Industry
  • Households
  • Local Authorities
  • Consumer Groups
  • Business/Private Sector
  • SME businesses
  • Energy suppliers
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Professional and Membership Organisations/Agencies
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants


  • Air quality