We do not know at this stage whether a discount for residents will be included in the final package of measures. Legally, any exemptions or discounts cannot affect the timescale in terms of securing compliance.
However, exemptions and discounts will be considered as part of our assessment and informed by our public engagement work.
To ensure we capture your views we will be holding a number of drop in events, workshops, surgeries and a formal consultation period in 2018. This will provide you with the opportunity to comment as the project progresses and enable us to incorporate your feedback into the Clean Air Plan development.
A range of non-charging measures are being considered in order to mitigate the impacts of the CAZ, including the financial costs to residents living within the zone. The mitigation measures chosen will depend on the size and type of CAZ selected and the number of residents impacted. Government has provided a mitigation fund of £220m (the Clean Air Fund) to help local authorities and Bristol will bid for this funding in autumn 2018. We welcome your ideas to help us form the bid to government.