Help shape the final GM Clean Air Plan now

You can give your views on plans to reduce harmful air pollution on our local roads now. Greater Manchester is holding an eight-week long consultation on its Clean Air Plan proposals.

Government has instructed Greater Manchester to introduce a charging Clean Air Zone right across all ten local authority areas, including Bury.

Some vehicles that don't meet emissions standards will have to pay a daily charge to drive in and around the zone. That includes buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles, taxis, private hire, vans, and minibuses. Private cars and motorbikes are not affected.

To help local people, business and organisation prepare, Greater Manchester is asking for more than £150 million of government funding to support upgrades to cleaner, compliant vehicles. Those who upgrade before the Clean Air Zone is introduced in 2022 would not have to pay a daily charge.

You can give your views on key elements of the Greater Manchester-wide Clean Air Zone proposals now:

  • The proposed Clean Air Zone boundary
  • Proposed daily charges
  • Proposed discounts and exemptions
  • Proposed government funding support package to support local businesses

Have your say and find out more

Find out more now and fill out the questionnaire at before midnight on Thursday 3 December 2020.

Alternatively you can:

  • Email your feedback to
  • Give your feedback via telephone on 0161 244 1100 (you will be forwarded through to independent research organisation AECOM).

Drop-in sessions and online sessions

If you want to speak to someone about the Clean Air Zone proposals, you can drop by one of the live chat sessions taking place. Anyone can ask questions about the proposals.

In addition, online sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams for businesses and anyone interested in the the proposals for taxis or private hire services.