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Clean Air Zone Scrapped In Coventry

Source: Coventry Live

Controversial plans for a Clean Air Zone in Coventry have been scrapped, it has been confirmed.

The government has given backing for Coventry City Council’s plans to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions without the need for a controversial CAZ.

A Class D charging zone was imposed by the government last March which would have forced drivers of the most polluting cars to pay £8 a day to enter the city centre.

Coventry council has been fiercely against the measure and submitted revised proposals in June.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow MP this week notified the authority that the government is “content” with the alternative measures put forward.

What are the alternative measures?
The council will now need to submit a final full business case by June 19, which will feature more detail on the authority’s schemes to reduce NO2.

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