Derby Clean Air Consultation: Have your say

Bondholder Derby City Council are asking local residents, businesses and stakeholders to comment on proposals to tackle air quality in the city, and Marketing Derby would like to encourage Bondholders to respond to this Clean Air Consultation which closes midnight Monday 24th September.

The Council has been liaising with DEFRA since December 2015, after being informed that Derby was one of five local authority areas selected to take forward action to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) emissions from vehicles, in the shortest possible time.

Below are details of the options (further information is available here).

Marketing Derby’s preferred option is Option 1, as the other two options would result in charging zones being implemented. We believe that these would be damaging, not only to existing businesses, but would also have a catastrophic impact on any new inward investment into the city.

Marketing Derby’s detailed response can be found here.

Options
 

Option 1

Option 1: traffic management measures – no charging system
Cost:  £20m - £30m

This focuses on changing traffic signals and re-routing traffic away from the one area of exceedance – Stafford Street.

A very specific incentive scheme to rapidly support change of vehicles.  Initiatives to implement electric vehicle power points.  Continue to support sustainable travel, e.g. e-bike scheme, investment in cycle route upgrades, promote walking, etc.

Option 3

Option 2: Chargeble Clean Air Zone within the inner ring road
Cost: £30m

(Lorries could be charged up to £100 and cars up to £20 each time the crossed the inner or outer ring road boundaries)

This involves a Clean Air Zone with charges for all non-compliant vehicles entering the city centre (inner ring road)

This would also involve some minor traffic signal changes.  There would need to be an incentive scheme to support change of vehicles.  This scheme would also be supported by sustainable travel measures

 

Option 2

Option 3: Chargeable Clean Air Zone within the outer ring road
Cost: £60m
(Lorries could be charged up to £100 and cars up to £20 each time the crossed the inner or outer ring road boundaries)

This involves a Clean Air Zone with charges for all non-compliant vehicles – the boundary for this would be the outer ring road.
Some version of the measures in option two would also be required as part of the full package.
 

The consultation will close at midnight on Monday 24th September. The best way to respond to this consultation is online at www.derby.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/air-quality-in-derby/tackling-poor-air-quality/public-consultation/.