Clean air zone: Southampton residents oppose mooted £100 HGV charge

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Charging non-compliant HGVs £100 to enter Southampton’s clean air zone (CAZ) is excessive, according to many of the city’s residents. The results of a consultation on the council’s CAZ proposals published this week, show that of 7,624 respondents, 1,067 (14%) said the proposed charge for HGVs was too low, 2,973 (39%) agreed it was the right amount, and most 3,583 (47%) argued the charge was too high or there should be no charge. A majority of residents (52%) also backed […]