air pollution

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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Engineer (Highways Scheme Design)

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We are looking for a strategic, innovative and performance-focused leader to join us as Resources and Waste; Commercial and Contracts Manager. County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland
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We are currently seeking an experienced officer administrator who will enjoy working as team and under their own initiative, with duties including... Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
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£33,799 to £37,849 per annum
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Principal Travel Plan Officer

Somerset County Council
£33,799 to £37,849 per annum
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Somerset County Council
£25,295 to £28,785 per annum
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£38,813 - £40,760 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arrived inside the Highway Asset Maintenance Team within the Communities Directorate. Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
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£50,430 - £55,503
We are a team of mixed experience and skills, proud to serve the people of Lincolnshire and have fun whilst doing so! Lincolnshire
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North Yorkshire County Council
£29,636 to £32,029
We are looking for a Transport Planning Officer to join our Highways and Transportation service. Northallerton, North Yorkshire
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North Yorkshire County Council
£48,000 to £55,840
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The person will not need previous experience in funeral services as full training will be given but experience would be an advantage. Wembley, London (Greater)
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