Clean Air Zones are areas where targeted action is taken to improve air quality. They are being introduced nationally to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide. Southampton City Council and New Forest District Council have been asked by government to assess the need for a Clean Air Zone in the city. A study suggests a charging scheme is needed in Southampton for the most polluting buses, coaches, taxis and heavy goods vehicles. Supporting measures are also proposed to protect the most vulnerable business and encourage uptake of cleaner vehicles.

The consultation on the proposals for a Clean Air Zone in Southampton recently closed. Over 8,000 people took part.

The results of the consultation will be shared in coming months.

Further information and details about the proposed Clean Air Zone can be found in the following documents