Southampton ditches plans for a charging clean air zone


 

Southampton City Council has abandoned plans to charge vehicles to enter its proposed clean air zone (CAZ). It said £15m-worth of air quality projects already in action over the past three years have slashed nitrogen dioxide (NOx) levels by 24% in the most polluted areas. These include cleaner city buses, freight consolidation, cleaner fuels used at the port and the introduction of low-emission taxis. The council has also proposed a series of measures it said would further reduce NOx to […]