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Mayor of Bristol comments on the next steps

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said:

“Working closely with the government’s Joint Air Quality Unit, we have confirmed the actions we are taking to develop an effective and inclusive clean air plan for Bristol that remains on target to achieve compliance at the earliest possible opportunity.

“We will submit an outline business case to government in September 2019 detailing our proposed initiatives including a local scrappage scheme, increased usage of a freight consolidation facility, a charge for the most polluting buses, taxis, HGVs and LGVs and further bus improvements. A full business case will then be submitted by the end of this year.

“As a result, we will be formally consulting on our revised plans this summer, giving the public an opportunity to share their views.

“Our initial modelling showed that there was potential for adverse impacts on the lowest income families. This makes it crucial that we have a plan to tackle air pollution in a way that reaches compliance levels while maintaining our aims for an inclusive economy, building a city where nobody is left behind.

“We will deliver a clean air plan that contributes to our future vision for a healthier, cleaner, inclusive and sustainable city.”

Press release by Bristol City Council.

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