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04/12/2017

Khan sets out new plans for London’s toxic air

Words: Huw Morris
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London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled the next phase of plans to tackle the capital’s toxic air and cut emissions.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled the next phase of plans to tackle the capital’s toxic air and cut emissions.

He is consulting on plans to expand the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) which would apply to buses, coaches and lorries across the capital by October 2020. It would also apply to cars, vans and motorbikes up to the North and South circular roads from October 2021.

In the first phase, a £10 toxicity charge (T-Charge) for the oldest vehicles was introduced in central London to run alongside the £11.50 congestion charge.

Khan is introducing a second phase in April 2019, with the ULEZ running alongside the congestion charge but replacing the T-Charge and increasing to £12.50 for cars, vans and motorbikes and £100 for buses, coaches and lorries.

In the third phase now out for consultation, the ULEZ will include all roads up to a limit but nor including the North and South circular roads.

The move could affect 100,000 cars, 35,000 vans and 3,000 lorries each day.

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