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16/01/2020 - Birmingham

Cars could be banned from Birmingham city centre for some journeys

Clean air zone is planned for July this year as part of the city’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Around 200,000 vehicles pass through the city centre every day, with 25% of all car journeys by residents covering less than a mile.

Air pollution is considered a public health concern in Birmingham and contributes to 900 premature deaths a year in the city.

Birmingham City Council could face a £60m fine from the European Commission if they fail to clean the city’s air in 2020.

If the draft plan is backed by the council’s cabinet on the 21st January, it will then go out to a public consultation on the 28th of January.