air pollution

Exclusive: Average speed cameras cut Welsh air pollution by half

14/10/2020

Highways can reveal that air pollution at roadside hotspots reduced dramatically after the Welsh Government began enforcing lower speed limits with cameras.

Basildon launches pre-emptive strike against charging CAZ

15/01/2020

Basildon Council and local businesses have joined forces to voice their opposition to proposals for a charging Clean Air Zone in the area.

Bristol mulls charging CAZ as its pollution options fall flat

29/08/2019

Bristol City Council has been forced into developing stronger measures to tackle air pollution, including charging private cars, after it became clear its preferred options ran a serious risk of being unlawful.

Highways England acting 'unlawfully' over air pollution

30/05/2019

Highways England has spent just a fraction of its £100m fund to tackle illegal levels of air pollution on its roads, and has less than a year to go to spend nearly £70m of an initial £75m.

Coventry ordered to implement Clean Air Zone

21/05/2019

Coventry City Council has accused the Government of using ‘heavy handed’ tactics after it was ordered to implement a Clean Air Zone.

Coffey ‘astonished’ at Bristol air pollution delay

24/01/2019

Environment minister Therese Coffey has threatened Bristol mayor Marvin Rees with legal action if he does not meet new deadlines for a plan to tackle air pollution in the city.

Van growth poses toxic problem for Government

15/01/2019

Traffic levels in Great Britain remain stable, according to the latest statistics, with the continued growth of van and lorry traffic compensating for a slight fall in car use.

Defra backs Nottingham pollution plan but warns tardy councils

04/12/2018

Ministers have approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in the city centre but other key councils have missed the latest Government deadline.

Leeds aims to cushion impact of Clean Air Zone

10/10/2018

Leeds City Council has outlined its final plans for a Clean Air Zone to help cut pollution in the city, which will see buses, coaches and HGVs charged £50 a day.

London councils launch mini ULEV-only zone

04/09/2018

Two London councils have restricted nine streets to ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) during peak times.

Q and A: Birmingham's Cllr Zaffar talks Clean Air Zones

10/07/2018

Birmingham City Council recently approved plans for a Class D charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which would include private cars. Highways spoke to councillor Waseem Zaffar MBE, cabinet member for transport and environment, about the issue at the National Clean Air Summit.

Legal experts debate Government liability for toxic air deaths

09/07/2018

In the wake of the tragic death of a nine-year-old girl, linked by scientists to air pollution, experts are debating how the 'evolving law' in this area can hold public bodies liable for fatalities related to air pollution.

Girl’s death 'strongly linked' to air pollution

05/07/2018

The death of a nine-year-old girl from an asthma attack may be the first fatality in the UK to be directly connected to air pollution, after a professor found a ‘striking’ link between her condition and spikes in toxic air.

Birmingham to get tough with Clean Air Zone charging

21/06/2018

Birmingham City Council has announced plans for one of the toughest possible charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) systems, which will include private diesel and petrol cars.

UK in the dock of Europe's highest court over air pollution

17/05/2018

The UK is facing heavy fines after being one of six nations referred to Europe’s highest court for failing to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

Government unveils £260m war chest to tackle pollution

23/03/2018

The Government has launched a £260m package to help local authorities tackle air pollution.

Car industry should cough up over air pollution, super-inquiry says

15/03/2018

A super-inquiry by four committees of MPs has called on the Government to force the car industry to contribute to a new clean air fund, following the ‘polluter pays’ principle, to help tackle the 'national health emergency' of air pollution.

Chief medical officer clears the air on road charging and pollution

06/03/2018

The chief medical officer for England has called on the Department for Transport (DfT) to agree with local authorities national standards for road charging if it were introduced, as part of her criticisms of the Government’s approach to tackling the issue of toxic air pollution.

Khan's T-Charge gives London 'world's toughest emissions standard'

23/10/2017

London’s £10 Toxicity Charge (T-Charge), said to be the world’s toughest emission standard, came into force on Monday morning as part of mayor Sadiq Khan's plans to tackle air pollution.

Government funding designed to improve air quality on local roads

02/06/2014

Towns and cities across England are being invited to bid for funding that is aimed at improving air quality on local roads.

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Barnet London Borough Council
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Operations Manager (Traffic & Travel)

Barnet London Borough Council
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Operations Manager (Development Control)

Barnet London Borough Council
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You’ll be responsible for the overall delivery of all highways and development control management in this varied role. Barnet (City/Town), London (Greater)
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Operations Manager (Assets)

Barnet London Borough Council
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It’s an exciting role where we’ll look to you to ensure highways projects are delivered against continuous improvement and... Barnet (City/Town), London (Greater)
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Asset Manager

Barnet London Borough Council
£50k to £55k plus benefits
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Technical Supervisor

Barnet London Borough Council
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Traffic & Travel Manager

Barnet London Borough Council
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Environmental Surveyor

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£34,900 - £47,300 per annum
You will have practical experience of grounds and repair works to common parts of housing estates and... Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
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Traffic Engineer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£25.137 - £34.209
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Senior Travel Plan Officer

Somerset County Council
£25,991 to £29,577 per annum
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Outdoor Learning Assistant

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£11,036 per annum
You will contribute to the outdoor learning programme for a wide range of participants visiting our Centres. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
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Director of Operations

St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
£92,968 - £98,282
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Principal Traffic Management Engineer

City and County of Swansea Council
£38,890 to £42,821 per annum
You will enjoy an interesting and satisfying work-life with many opportunities to develop valuable skills and experience in the delivery of... Swansea (Abertawe)
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Refuse Driver (LGV Chargehand Driver)

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£22995 - £24258 per annum + plus contractual overtime and allowances
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Principal Traffic Signal and ITS Engineer

Warwickshire County Council
£40,876.00 - £42,821.00 plus annual standby allowance of £2,562.84
You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of our Urban Traffic Management and Control System. Warwickshire
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Refuse Driver

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£22.995 - £24.258
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Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£43,857 - £45,859
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Project Officer - Air Quality

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£27,741 - £30,451
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Customer Support Officer

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£25,833 - £29,796 per annum
The successful candidate for this role will be someone who has great administration and customer service qualities, and... Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
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Refuse Driver (LGV Chargehand Driver)

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