DEFRA finally sets out draft clean air zone framework

A delayed consultation on implementation of clear air zones outlines the approach that English cities must take to cut NO2 pollution

Birmingham's city centre will be required to have a clean air zone in place by 2020 at the latest. Photograph: West Midlands PoliceA draft framework for tackling air pollution in five English cities has finally been unveiled by DEFRA.

The plans are outlined in a delayed consultation on the implementation of clean air zones (CAZs), published on 13 October alongside draft secondary legislation.

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