William Eichler 09 May 2017

Greater Manchester consulting on introduction of clean air zones

Greater Manchester consulting on introduction of clean air zones image

Transport bosses in Manchester are considering proposals to tackle air pollution with the introduction of clean air zones in the city centre.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is considering implementing a zone in the city centre which could see drivers of vehicles deemed particularly polluting charged a fee.

The Department for Education, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) last week published its draft plans to improve air quality by reducing nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK. Clean air zones - charging and non-charging - were included in the plans.

However, it stated: ‘It will be the responsibility of local authorities to develop innovative proposals for their local area that will bring pollution levels within the legal limits within the shortest time possible.’

TfGM said they are doing ‘early-stage exploratory work’, funded by Defra, into the best ways for improving air quality in Manchester.

A statement said the transport authority is considering ‘a wide range of possible options and scenarios and aims to assess a significant number of variables which need to be considered.’

‘Over the course of the coming weeks we will be reviewing Defra’s national proposals in line with our Greater Manchester Low Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan, and GMCA will be responding to the consultation as appropriate,’ the statement said.

Open for business image

Open for business

Andrew Knowles and Leena Gillespie explain how local authorities can reshape the future of Britain’s challenged high street.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Project Engineer

Via
Competitive Salary
Via currently has fantastic permanent and fixed-term opportunities to join our Major Projects & Improvements Team as a Project Engineer Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recuriter: Via

Lead Project Manager

Via
Competitive Salary
Via currently has a fantastic opportunity to join our Major Projects & Improvements Team as a Lead Project Manager Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recuriter: Via

Highway Improvements Officer

Via
Competitive Salary
Via currently has fantastic opportunity to join our Major Projects and Improvements Team. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recuriter: Via

Family Worker (Link Role) - Family Solutions - Harlow

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Family Solutions is an Early Help service in Essex working holistically with disadvantage families, with multiple difficulties to enable them to make England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Park Ranger

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£21.591 - £21.981
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of staff responsible for the security, cleanliness and general maintenance and... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue