Why do we need a clean air zone in Newcastle?

By: NTW Cars

The Clean Air Zone will help to improve air quality by reducing the number of high-polluting vehicles on the roads both within the zone itself and in the surrounding areas.

As well as improving air quality, the Clean Air Zone will also support efforts to tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions from vehicles using our roads.

Similar Clean Air Zone schemes are already operating in Birmingham and Bath with others also planned to be introduced in Bristol, Manchester, Bradford and Portsmouth.

* The order against North Tyneside was removed after new data showed that the section of the Coast Road referred to in the order was subsequently found to be within legal limits.

A charging Clean Air Zone will be in place in Newcastle city centre and on routes over the Tyne, Swing, High Level and Redheugh bridges.

This is aimed at reducing the number of high-polluting vehicles on our roads in order to improve air quality, which is better for our health and our local economy.

It will also play an important part in our efforts to tackle climate change by helping to reduce carbon emissions.

It means some older vehicles, that don’t meet national Clean Air Zone emissions standards, will be charged to enter the zone, which is shown on the map below.


The level of charges for older, non-compliant vehicles is as follows:

  • HGVs, buses and coaches - £50 per day

  • Taxis and vans - £12.50 per day

Full information here Homepage introduction — BREATHE Clean Air (breathe-cleanair.com)