LEEDS CLEAN AIR CHARGING ZONE – DELAY

I have been sent the information below.

“Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Leeds City Council has asked the government for permission to delay the planned Clean Air Charging Zone until January 2021 at the earliest.

How will financial support be affected?
• Leeds City Council is still accepting applications for, and continuing to pay, grant payments for Leeds-licensed taxi and private hire owners who have switched to a compliant vehicle.

• Repayments for taxi and private hire owners who have received an interest-free CAZ loan have been suspended from April 1 until further notice.

• The council is continuing to pay grant payments for operators of non-scheduled buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles who have switched to, or are still intending to switch to, a compliant vehicle before the zone goes live.

• The council is not accepting new applications for large vehicle grants at this time. Please sign up for email updates about the Clean Air Charging Zone to be alerted when applications re-open.

• The Leeds taxi and private hire office is automatically extending all taxi and private hire driver, vehicle and operator licences that are due to expire before the end of June. The situation will be reviewed before the end of June and may be extended further.

For more detailed information about the CAZ, please visit

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Leeds City Council has asked the government for permission to delay the planned Clean Air Charging Zone until January 2021 at the earliest.

 

How will financial support be affected?

  • Leeds City Council is still accepting applications for, and continuing to pay, grant payments for Leeds-licensed taxi and private hire owners who have switched to a compliant vehicle.

 

  • Repayments for taxi and private hire owners who have received an interest-free CAZ loan have been suspended from April 1 until further notice.

 

  • The council is continuing to pay grant payments for operators of non-scheduled buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles who have switched to, or are still intending to switch to, a compliant vehicle before the zone goes live.

 

  • The council is not accepting new applications for large vehicle grants at this time. Please sign up for email updates about the Clean Air Charging Zone to be alerted when applications re-open.

 

  • The Leeds taxi and private hire office is automatically extending all taxi and private hire driver, vehicle and operator licences that are due to expire before the end of June. The situation will be reviewed before the end of June and may be extended further.

For more detailed information about the CAZ, please visit www.leeds.gov.uk/cleanairzone.