Derby formally rules out charging clean air zone in the city

Derby City Centre

 

Derby City Council has formally rejected a charging clean air zone, opting for traffic management to reduce emissions in the city centre instead.

As reported in September, the council made its decision after a survey of the local population found little support for the introduction of charging.

Speaking about the decison last week, Derby City council’s deputy leader Matthew Holmes said: “The message was very clear that charging motorists and business to enter a clean air zone was not supported nor would it be the right solution for Derby despite other local authorities pursuing charging schemes.”

He added that the council was “encouraged that its preferred option had received such substantial support” from the public.

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