Portsmouth City Council wants to hear the views of anyone that drives a vehicle that would have to pay to enter or drive around a Clean Air Zone, if one was imposed by Government on Portsea Island. Vehicles that could have to pay are petrol vehicles registered before 2006 or diesel vehicles registered before 2015. Newer vehicles would not need to pay in the zone as they are compliant with the emissions standards.
Earlier this year Portsmouth City Council announced we need to join the fight for cleaner air as early indications showed air pollution was getting worse. Like other cities across the UK, Central Government also requires an improvement in air quality in the shortest possible time and we are seeing an increasing number of other cities preparing for the possibility of a charging clean air zone.