Car tax changes would see a new Clean Air Zone installed in parts of the city to encourage the use of cleaner vehicles. The plans could be approved at a meeting of Bradford Council’s Executive on March 2 before introducing the scheme from January 2022.
“The Clean Air Fund award is one of the highest announced so far, enabling the council to offer attractive grants to local businesses, and to develop a low emission economy in the city.”
The Council has confirmed around £31million of Government funding will be available to support businesses that have been affected by the new zone.
More than £10million has been set aside to support the taxi trade around the city.
This will include grants to pay for upgrades to taxis which will make them clean enough to be exempt from the charge.
The new scheme will join major cities like Manchester and Bristol in introducing a new Clean Air Zone in the north.
Birmingham and Bath will become the first two areas to introduce an emissions based scheme outside of London this year.
The capital’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) will also be extended to include many outer London boroughs from October.
The charge will extend to the North and South Circular which will see thousands more residents hit with fees.