- 8 September 2022
See below communication from TfGM we have been asked to share. Please can you share the content with all your members and individuals operating via your company.
Taxi & PHV owners: GM Clean Air Plan survey
Outlined below is the latest update on the status of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan (GM CAP), and an invite for you to feedback on the proposed plans through a short survey.
Greater Manchester (GM) local authorities are undertaking a participatory policy development process to develop and shape the new Clean Air Plan Policy, including proposals for funding support. The case for a new plan, which has been submitted to Government, sets out evidence supporting an investment-led approach, with no charging Clean Air Zone, to address the city-region’s nitrogen dioxide air pollution problem. This is to ensure the right funding and eligibility criteria are in place to enable category B vehicles, which includes buses, coaches, taxis, PHVs and HGVs, to be upgraded to those with cleaner engines, while mitigating any additional economic risk or hardship to residents and businesses.
Impacted vehicle owner survey
To ensure the development of the new policy is well-grounded in evidence, GM wants the input of key stakeholders, including [HGV/Coach/Taxi/PHV] owners. This is to ensure the right funding and eligibility criteria are in place to enable category B vehicles to be upgraded to those with cleaner engines, while mitigating any additional economic risk or hardship to residents and businesses.
If you are a taxi or PHV owner operating in or through Greater Manchester and want to help shape the new clean air plan proposals, GM wants to hear from you. Online surveys are now open until 10 October 2022. The survey will take around 15 minutes and is available here.
A public consultation on the Clean Air Plan proposals will take place in early 2023, subject to government feedback.
If you have any enquiries about the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 244 1333 (support for non-English speakers is available).
We appreciate your time sharing your views on the new proposals, and your support in this participatory development process. To sign up for updates as the new plan is developed, including notification of future consultation visit: cleanairgm.com/#newsletter.