Leeds Charge Vehicles For Pollution
New plans, reportedly coming into force from January 2020, aim to cut down air pollution, costing drivers of the most polluting vehicles up to £50 a day to enter the Yorkshire city of Leeds.
In 2016, five local authorities with the worst record on nitrogen dioxide (NO2), were ordered by the government to implement air quality charging schemes. The list included Leeds along with Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham and Southampton.
The Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will cover more than half of Leeds, observing drivers using a network of cameras which could be the first outside of London.
Lorries, buses and coaches all face the maximum charge of £50 a day, whilst taxis and private hire vehicles will be charged £12.50. Light goods vehicles and private vehicles would not be charged under the new scheme.
According to Public Heath England, NO2 contributes to about 29,000 UK deaths each year.
Leeds council aim to combat the issue by seeking £27m from the government’s clean air fund to help local businesses to upgrade or modify affected vehicles through grants and interest-free loans.
If you would like to find out more about Zenith’s supply chain solutions, then please call 08453 701804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next year, a charge will be imposed on older trucks calling at DP World's Southampton container terminal, encouraging hauliers to replace older vehicles.DP World UK released a letter to customers explaining that after Southampton City Council cancelled a plan for a...
Truck manufacturers have recently stated that they could reduce CO2 emissions by more than a quarter if there is an introduction of 32 metre (105 ft) long vehicles to Europe’s roads.Plans are already in place to bring down the total CO2 emissions from road transport....
Last week, legislation was approved to ensure truck and lorry manufacturers based in the EU will have to reduce CO2 emissions for new vehicles by 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030.The EU Parliament which approved the legislation, will also force manufacturers to ensure 2%...