Bristol Will Ban All Diesel Vehicles In City Centre

Bristol Will Ban All Diesel Vehicles In City Centre


CategoryNews Author Stephen Tromans QC Date

Bristol City Council is intending, as a response to non-compliant air quality, to introduce a ban on diesel cars in its city centre.  Bristol is the first city to adopt this ground-breaking approach and Stephen Tromans QC has advised throughout the process.

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, said: “These ambitious plans demonstrate our commitment to tackling air pollution so we meet legal limits within the shortest time, without disproportionally affecting citizens on lower incomes which would happen with a blanket approach to charging vehicles.

“Protecting the most vulnerable people from pollution is central to these plans and we have ensured that all impacts have been carefully considered. If approved, mitigation measures will support those most affected, especially those living in the most deprived communities.”

Stephen has also advised the Mayor of London and Greater London Authority on its Ultra Low Emission Zone and toxic charge (T Charge) which have already demonstrated success in improving London’s air quality.

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