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Leeds Clean Air Zone consultation attracts thousands of responses

28 February 2018 #CV Sector #News #Policy #TNB News

Close to 7,000 people have already shared their views on plans which would see buses, HGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles that fail to meet the required emissions standards charged a fee to enter the zone. Private vehicles would not be charged regardless of age or emissions performance.

The proposed zone covers all roads within the outer ring road bordered by the M1 and M62 motorways, but would not include vehicles diverted around the outer ring road or those crossing the city via the M621.

The consultation followed Leeds being identified by the government as one of the countries clean air zones, and the results will be used to finalise the proposal submitted to the government later this year.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for sustainability and the environment said, “Reducing air pollution in Leeds is vital for the health of our city, so it’s fantastic to see that almost 7000 people have already shared their views on this important issue. The comments we receive as part of this consultation will help us provide a rounded proposal to submit to government later this year and ensure we are asking for support in the right areas, making sure we have the right funding to deliver the best possible proposal for Leeds.”

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