Clean Air Rotherham

What About the Sheffield Clean Air Zone?

Sheffield currently plans to introduce a Category C Clean Air Zone which charges the most polluting diesel coaches, lorries, vans and buses for entering the city centre. These vehicles will need to be Euro 6/VI standard or face a daily charge for entering the zone.

Any vehicle licensed as a private hire taxi with any authority will need to be an ultra low emission vehicle - either an Euro 4 petrol hybrid, an electric vehicle, or a hydrogen-powered vehicle or face the charge. Hackney carriage vehicles will need to be ultra low emissions or liquid petrol gas powered or face the charge.

Businesses and self-employed business owners across South Yorkshire who deliver or travel into Sheffield City Centre can now apply to upgrade their vehicle and receive financial support ahead of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in February 2023.

From 27 February 2023, non-compliant vehicles entering the Sheffield Clean Air Zone will be charged.

The Sheffield Clean Air Zone covers the inner ring road and city centre and will be monitored by cameras, with some vehicles charged for entering the zone. Motorists will be made aware that they are entering the Clean Air Zone by road signs which have been installed.

The following vehicle types that do not meet the minimum standards when entering the Class C Clean Air Zone boundary will be charged:

  • Taxis, including both hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, which are below Euro 6 Diesel or Euro 4 Petrol standards
  • Light goods vehicles (LGVS) such as vans, campervans and pickup trucks and minibuses which are below Euro 6 Diesel or Euro 4 Petrol standards
  • Buses and coaches which are below Euro 6 Diesel standards
  • Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) which are below Euro 6 Diesel standards

Private vehicles used for commuting into the city centre, such as private cars and motorcycles, will not be charged. Residents can check if their vehicle will be affected on the GOV.UK website.

If you own a vehicle that would be charged, you could be eligible for financial support in the form of a grant, an interest subsidised loan or a mix of the two. Full details of the financial support packages available can be found on the Sheffield City Council Clean Air Zone website