SPECIFIC details of the charges drivers could face in Newcastle, Gateshead, and North Tyneside have been unveiled.

More than 11,000 responded to an air quality consultation highlighting plans which included banning certain vehicles from entering the city centre by creating a "Clean Air Zone," or introducing charges for all vehicles across bridges entering Newcastle.

Under the proposals to create a clean air zone, which would stretch from Salters Road in Gosforth to Durham Road in Gateshead, motorists driving diesel cars registered before September 2015 would have to pay £12.50 a day to enter the zone.

Most petrol cars registered before 2005 will also be charged, although some cars made before that date that meet the Euro 4 emissions standard will not be charged.

Diesel vans registered before September 2016 would also face the £12.50 charge, while HGVs, buses, and coaches will be hit with an eye-watering £50 a day charge.

The second proposal involves a low emission zone, which would see 'highly polluting vehicles' being banned from the city centre, including the central motorway.

The vehicles banned would be the same ones that would face the £12.50 charge under the clean air zone.

In addition, drivers would face a charge for using the three main city centre bridges - the Tyne, Swing, and Redheugh bridges.

Cars will face a £1.70 charge per journey, while heavy goods vehicles would be charged £3.40 per journey.

Buses, taxis, motorbikes, mopeds, and ultra-low emissions vehicles would be exempt.

Newcastle, Gateshead, and North Tyneside councils are expected to decide this autumn which option to impose, with the charges coming in from 2021.