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Clean Air Zone consultation starts today 21 June 2018

We are working with Southampton City Council on public consultation about a Clean Air Zone in the city

CAZ consultation Southampton Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are areas where targeted action is taken to improve air quality. They are being introduced nationally to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide. Southampton City Council and New Forest District Council have been asked by government to assess the need for a Clean Air Zone (CAZ).  

Cllr Alison Hoare, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regulatory Services at New Forest District Council said, "We are working closely with Southampton City Council on proposals to deliver nitrogen dioxide legal compliance in both Southampton City and the small stretch of the A35 affected in the New Forest.

"Assessments so far have shown that New Forest District Council should be compliant with legal levels without any additional measures by 2020. But measures proposed in Southampton should deliver even more improvements in air quality in the New Forest. 

"The Clean Air Zone consultation, which starts this week, will give anyone interested a good opportunity to comment on the proposals. I would encourage our residents, business, and local groups to have their say."

The survey can be completed between 21 June and 13 September 2018 at  southampton.gov.uk/CAZconsultation where there is more information.  

A study suggests a charging scheme is needed in Southampton for the most polluting buses, coaches, taxis and heavy goods vehicles. 

A final plan will be submitted to government for approval in Autumn 2018 and the consultation will inform how that plan will look.

The area exceeding legal levels in the New Forest is an extension of the area being assessed in Southampton - a short stretch of the A35 from the Redbridge Causeway, Totton. So, New Forest District Council is included within Southampton City Council's assessment

 

 

Updated: 21 Jun 2018
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