“Unworkable” Manchester clean air zone plan delayed until July


 

Manchester’s clean air zone (CAZ) plans have been put on hold after businesses said they would struggle to invest in cleaner vehicles. In a statement from the department for environment, food and rural affairs (Defra), it recognised there had been “a number of challenges” for Greater Manchester, including the impact of Covid-19 on supply chains and the cost and availability of second-hand vehicles. The CAZ was due to be launched on 30 May, with an ambition to bring down nitrogen […]