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Leeds Clean Air Zone consultation ends 12 August

 

Leeds City Council is looking for people living, working and commuting in Leeds and the wider region to have their say on its latest proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in the city. These proposals include implementing a Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ).

The consultation questionnaire gives people an opportunity to shape the final CAZ proposals which will be presented to the government later this year. The final CAZ proposals for the City of Leeds will need to achieve compliance with national air quality levels in the shortest possible timescale.  Deadline for responses is 12 August 2018

The consultation also wants to consider the overall impact on Leeds - including financial impacts, impact on equality and the displacement of emissions to other areas.

It follows an informal consultation earlier this year which helped the Council to understand how the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ) would affect businesses and residents in Leeds. Responses to this informal consultation helped inform and shape the current proposals.

The Council is also asking people what theyt believe its ambitions should be for reducing air pollution in Leeds beyond 2020.

The public consultation can be completed online or in person by visiting your local community hub or public library.

There is more information and a link to the consultation on the Clean Air Leeds website, which also has shows data for the current air quality in Leeds City Centre and at Leeds Headingley

 

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