The health benefits from London’s Low Emission Zone have failed to materialise because levels of harmful particles have not changed, an influential group of MPs has been told. Dr Ian Mudway, an expert in respiratory toxicology at Kings College London, told the environmental audit committee that his team were analysing data to see if the capital’s LEZ had reduced emissions affecting children’s allergic respiratory health. He said: “We are analysing the data now to see whether there’s been a step […]
Both UPS and the FTA have raised “serious concerns” with the Scottish government about its proposal to introduce a blanket Euro-6 low emission zone (LEZ) strategy across the country.
The FTA has warned that a proposed low emission zone for Birmingham, along with a road user charging scheme, lorry restrictions and greater implementation of consolidation centres put forward by the city council, could have a damaging effect on freight deliveries in and around the city.
A group of influential MPs has called for a significant increase in low emission zones across England’s major cities to tackle air pollution.