Leeds Clean Air Zone is no longer required, Leeds City Council announced today (13 October). The decision follows a joint government and city council review which found that air quality improvements, driven by businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, had made the scheme redundant. Instead the council will look at bringing in new air quality targets that go further than the national standards. The review found that more than 90% of buses and 80% of HGVs driven in […]
The FTA has welcomed proposals from local government secretary Eric Pickles that would give businesses the power to force a review of local parking restrictions they are unhappy with. Under the proposals, which went to consultation earlier this month, individuals or businesses would be able to force a council review of parking rules and enforcement by raising a petition signed by at least 50 people, or at least 10% of the residents or businesses in the affected local area. Councils […]
Greater Manchester is asking for £98m of government funding to help local HGV, coach, van and minibus operators upgrade their fleets to Euro-6 standard ahead of the launch of its clean air zone (CAZ) in the spring of 2022.
Government plans to reallocate road space is based on a “fantasy” and should be reconsidered, according to the RHA.