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Planning for Freight and Logistics

Birmingham’s economy relies on the freight and logistics sector working efficiently. Poor air quality is estimated to have cost of up to £2.7 billion nationally, through its impact on productivity in 2012.

We want to better understand the challenges facing Birmingham businesses seeking to improve their fleets, to appreciate what the implications of a Clean Air Zone could be - both positive and negative – for businesses, and to learn what other measures businesses may need (e.g. seeking further Government funding to support a transition to cleaner fleets).

Addressing air quality presents a fantastic opportunity to not only reduce pollution levels in the city, but to open up new economic development and regeneration opportunities within the green economy for alternative fuels, new vehicle and product design, and manufacture supply chains in line with the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

We are inviting businesses to work with us towards positive solutions which we hope will lead to cost savings and more sustainable business operations.

We have also developed a Delivery and Service Plan assessment tool to help you assess and review your business delivery needs. The tool will help improve the efficiency of freight in Birmingham, and help cut costs for freight operators and the businesses they serve.