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Businesses urged to have their say on two major consultations

Businesses urged to have their say on two major consultations to help Greater Manchester build back greener

Greater Manchester’s leaders are calling on all businesses to make sure they have their say in two major public consultations to help shape the city-region’s final plans to tackle air pollution as part of efforts to build back cleaner and greener following the pandemic.

Tens of thousands of people have already engaged with the proposals – with over 40,000 finding out more about key elements of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and minimum standards for taxis and private hire vehicles licensed in the city-region online.

Businesses and people across the region still have several weeks to have their say on the consultations, which run until 11:59pm on Thursday 3 December 2020. 

People can find out more and give their views at cleanairgm.com and gmtaxistandards.com, or request further support, including copies of consultation documents, on 0161 244 1100.

In a first for Greater Manchester, the websites are hosting a virtual engagement space open 24/7 during the consultation period given government guidance around social distancing.

The virtual engagement area  includes all the consultation materials and we’re running online drop-in sessions where people can ask the Clean Air team questions about the proposals from their computer, tablet or mobile phone.

For businesses and taxi operators, the Clean Air team is also hosting a series of webinars, which offer a more detailed presentation and an opportunity to ask questions about the plans and funding packages being proposed.

Business webinars – 10-11am on Wednesday 18 November and 4-5pm on Thursday 26 November.

Taxi and Private Hire webinars – 2-3pm on Wednesday 11 November and 3-4pm on Wednesday 25 November.

To find out more about the GM Clean Air Plan and how to sign-up to one of the webinars or have a question for the chat, visit cleanairgm.com.

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