This webinar will give you an overview of the legal controls that currently apply to air quality in England and an overview of the Government’s latest Air Quality Strategy, alongside a summary of recent air quality focused legal cases (including planning cases).
The webinar will also use the Leeds Clean Air Zone as a case study as to how City Council’s and Local Authorities are complying with DEFRA’s directions in terms of the UK delivering on its EU and international obligations. Leeds City Council have been given final approval and more than £29 million in funding from the government to implement a Clean Air Charging Zone in the city and support businesses affected.
The Clean Air Charging Zone will reduce air pollution in Leeds by encouraging businesses to transition to cleaner, less polluting vehicles that are not subject to charges for driving within the zone boundary. It is set to go live from the 6th January 2020. Only owners of the worst polluting heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), coaches, buses, taxis and private hire vehicles will be subject to charges. Private cars, vans or motorcycles will not be charged. The plans come after the government instructed Leeds City Council to tackle air pollution in Leeds as soon as possible after finding that parts of the city would likely fail legal air quality levels by 2020.
This webinar is perfect for you if you are involved in air quality or are interested to learn about how Air Quality is being tackled by local authorities.
Simon Colvin (Head of Environment team, Weightmans LLP)
Bob Pritchard (Planning Partner, Weightmans LLP)
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