air pollution

Stoke gets more time on toxic air

10/06/2021

Ministers have given Stoke on Trent City Council more time to find a solution to toxic air pollution, despite expectations that a possible Clean Air Zone will delay the area’s compliance with legally binding pollution limits.

Siemens scoops Pompey CAZ job as traffic returns

17/12/2020

Portsmouth City Council has awarded Siemens Mobility Limited a contract to design a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to the south west of the city.

Air pollution contributed to girl's death, coroner rules

17/12/2020

A landmark judgement has determined that exposure to excessive air pollution, mainly from traffic emissions, contributed to the death of a nine-year-old girl from South London.

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.

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