Southampton CAZ Clean Air Zone

Southampton is one of five cities in the UK that has been told by the Government to improve its air quality.

Discussions about Southampton CAZ charges for vehicles first surfaced in April 2017.

All of the relevant articles are listed below.

Southampton’s Green City Charter set to be launched

Earth day green heart :

Southampton City Council's Green Charter includes plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and aims to tackle all types of pollution.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 8:10am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Southampton car-free day plans branded ‘too radical’ by Conservative Itchen MP

Cycling to work

However, civic chiefs have hit back saying no decisions have been made yet and stressed they are exploring the idea at this stage, but that this is the "typical knee-jerk reaction" they get from the Itchen MP.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 7:55am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Southampton council says plans for car-free days are being considered

bicycles lined up

It's all at an early stage of discussion at the moment, so details are thin on the ground, but we thought Islanders might be interested to get an early heads up.

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 3:43pm

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Green City Charter: Southampton’s way to a low carbon, cleaner economy. Should IW follow?

southampton guildhall

Announced today, Southampton's new 'Green City Charter' is a framework to move Southampton towards a low carbon, cleaner economy. A first in the UK. Should the Isle of Wight council have their own Green Charter?

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 7:46pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Southampton City Council unanimously approve Clean Air Zone plan (Update 2)

cruise ship at southampton docks

80 residents and business owners turned out to the special cabinet meeting held in the Southampton's Guildhall. Lots of changes on the way including shore-power for cruise ships.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 12:09pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter

Over half of questionnaire responders agree with Southampton clean air zone charging plans

CAZ graph

Due to the “unprecedented” number of responses by Southampton residents to the clean air zone consultation, the council's response to Westminster will have to be delayed.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 2:54pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter

Clean Air Zone plans go on hold after almost 10,000 respond to consultation

Southampton CAZ proposed area - April 2017

Southampton councillors say they want to properly analyse the exceptional response to its 12-week consultation before a plan is sent to Westminster.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 9:56am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council strongly oppose Southampton Clean Air Zone

Dave Stewart

The proposed Southampton Clean Air Zone will harm tourism and business on the Isle of Wight claims the council leader, adding it could risk jobs here too.

Saturday, 8th September, 2018 9:28am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Clean Air Zone will be ‘catastrophic’ for Isle of Wight haulage companies

calculator and money

This reader believes those who proposed the Southampton Clean Air Zone have no understanding of the catastrophic problems their plans will cause his and many others businesses.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 12:48pm

By John Rosenthal with 4 readers' comments

Southampton CAZ: Port operator puts forward their alternative

southampton port Aerial View July 2017

Isle of Wight haulage companies are concerned that fines of up to £100 per lorry could increase the cost of goods coming to the Island. Southampton's port operator, ABP, are putting their own alternative forward.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 7:36pm

By Hayley Griffith with 6 readers' comments

More details of Southampton’s Clean Air Zone vehicle charging revealed (Updated)

Southampton CAZ proposed area - April 2017

Southampton's Clean Air Zone could have quite an impact for Islanders. Some of the details of it were held back yesterday, but here's the extra info that we learnt from the council's leader on BBC Solent this morning.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 11:27am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Southampton council look to charge lorries £100 for CAZ. Red Funnel not happy (Updated)

Lorry exhaust

The Government want Southampton council to reduce air pollution. The council suggests a £100 fee for non-compliant lorries. Red Funnel, taxis and ports are not happy.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 10:25am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments