Decision details

Clean Air Zone Project Update (APR15)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an update to Cabinet.


That Cabinet:

  1. Notes the Direction dated  13 March 2020  and accompanying letter from Rt. Hon Rebecca Pow MP (Appendix A) which includes a requirement for Council to implement a Medium Clean Air Zone Class C, as set out in the OBC and previous Cabinet report;
  2. Approves receipt of and authorise spend of £12m funding from the Joint Air Quality Unit for delivery of the of the Medium Clean Air Zone Class C, as Directed by Government;
  3. Approves receipt of  £1.25m additional funding and authorise spend of the Grant on further scheme development through to delivery of the Full Business Case;
  4. Notes the revised timeline within the Direction  for delivery of a Full Business Case submission before 18 September, 2020;
  5. Authorises the Executive Director for Resources, in consultation with the Mayor, to proceed with and make operational decisions regarding the planning and development of the Full Business case for the CAZ, including working with Government to rethink the timeline for the proposed ‘go-live’ date that is currently set for April 2021 in order to support and protect businesses in Bristol;
  6. Notes that the circumstances regarding COVID-19 currently remain unquantifiable in terms of risk to this project due to the changing and unpredictable environment that our country is facing and accept that this will inevitably affect the overall timeline for implementation of the CAZ.


Report author: Mike Jackson

Publication date: 28/04/2020

Date of decision: 28/04/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/04/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/05/2020

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