Campaigners warn against plan to delay Manchester clean air zone

Decision not to charge older private cars that breach standards is ‘serious blow’ for health, say local groups

Clean air campaigners have warned leaders in Greater Manchester that pausing plans to charge polluting vehicles in the region “would be a serious blow for people’s health”.

Greater Manchester authorities announced plans on Thursday to ask the government to partially delay the rollout of the biggest clean air zone in the UK, citing evidence that global supply chain issues could increase the costs and reduce the availability of cleaner vehicles.

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Greater Manchester, Manchester, Air pollution, Andy Burnham, Environment, Children’s health, North of England, UK news, Politics UK news | The Guardian

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