Leeds City Council - Archive (air quality)

2019
11
April
2019
Joint press release issued on behalf of Leeds City Council and Leeds Climate Commission: Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050—and could potentially achieve the 2030 target in the climate emergency motion passed by councillors on 27 March...
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15
March
2019
Leeds City Council is inviting businesses to apply for £23 million worth of financial support being made available to owners, leaseholders, and operators of affected vehicles to help them prepare for the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). Grants and i...
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12
February
2019
Hundreds of scooters are being given to primary schools across Leeds as part of an energetic new scheme to tackle air pollution and protect the health of children in the city. The scheme will encourage children to swap four wheels for two and scoo...
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07
February
2019
Leeds is to continue building on the surging popularity of electric vehicles in the city by offering local businesses the chance to trial a range of electric vehicles (EVs) from Spring 2019. Leeds City Council is partnering with Highways England t...
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21
January
2019
Leeds City Council have been given final approval and more than £29 million in funding from the government to implement a Clean Air Charging Zone in the city and support businesses affected. The Clean Air Charging Zone will reduce air pollution in...
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2018
23
November
2018
  ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY   At least 88 new, free electric vehicles rapid-charge points to be installed across West Yorkshire Work to improve West Yorkshire’s air quality by encouraging the use of electri...
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19
October
2018
Leeds City Council have begun to replace more than 50 of their existing fleet with cleaner, greener electric vehicles. The 51 new zero-emission Nissan vans mean that the council will have 95 electric vehicles (EVs) in total—more than any other loc...
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09
October
2018
Leeds City Council has outlined its final plans to reduce air pollution and protect the health of everyone in Leeds, including the introduction of a Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). Senior councillors will publicly discuss the plans at the October m...
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11
September
2018
Engines powered by liquid nitrogen could significantly reduce air pollution and are cost effective, a new Leeds City Council backed trial has found. If it was widely rolled out across Leeds, the trial predicts the ground breaking technology could ...
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07
September
2018
Commenting on the recent announcement that Leeds City Council are one of 16 organisations to sign a new 'Clean Van Commitment'-- led by charity Global Action Plan in partnership with Engie and backed by the Department for Transport -- to collectively...
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27
July
2018
Leeds City Council is encouraging businesses, residents and commuters to have their say on the council’s latest proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in Leeds before a public consultation closes on August 12. The propo...
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18
June
2018
The statutory consultation on the proposed clean air charging zone in Leeds will launch later this month. The council has been directed by the government to provide a full business case by 15 September 2018 which addresses the city’s proposals to ...
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31
May
2018
Children and young people from over 160 schools across Yorkshire will be taking part in a cycling relay covering 12 local authority areas over the next four weeks. The Schools Yorkshire Tour relay will start on Tuesday 5 June as part of national B...
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23
March
2018
Leeds City Council has welcomed today’s announcement by Defra (Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) of funding of £1.8m to help the city lay the groundwork for achieving its air quality targets. This money is designed for investment in...
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22
February
2018
Leeds City Council is reminding residents, workers, and commuters to have their say on proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in the city before a public consultation closes on March 2. Almost 7000 people have already s...
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31
January
2018
An alternative fuel station could be installed in the Lower Aire Valley to improve access to cleaner, cheaper fuels for businesses in the city. The council, working in partnership with gas distributer Northern Gas Networks secured partial funding ...
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2017
06
December
2017
Leeds City Council is looking for the views of people living, working and commuting in Leeds and the wider region on its proposals to improve air quality and protect the health of people in the city. Leeds along with 27 other local authorities acr...
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16
June
2017
The people of Leeds came out in force to pledge their support to improve air quality in the city as part of the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day. Over 800 people pledged to walk, cycle or look to use more sustainable modes of travel as part ...
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2016
14
November
2016
Council chiefs will be discussing how to ensure Leeds meets its obligations for air quality targets in 2020 at a meeting of its executive board this week (Wednesday 16 November). A Leeds Air Quality Action plan has been developed to ensure 2020 ai...
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11
July
2016
The first of a fleet of new electric council vehicles hit the streets of Leeds today. Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for environment and sustainability, took the plug-in van on its inaugural journey. A total of 42 all electric vehi...
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10
March
2016
Plans to build and run a green fuelling station in Leeds have taken a step forward with a major funding announcement for Leeds City Council and Northern Gas Networks (NGN). Ofgem has awarded the north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Net...
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2015
09
December
2015
Leeds is half way to achieving its carbon cutting targets according to a new report. The update on Leeds’ journey to becoming a low carbon city is being presented to the council’s executive board when they meet on Wednesday 16 December. Having ...
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03
November
2015
A Leeds dry cleaning company has been prosecuted for failing to apply for the proper environmental permit. Yorkshire Laundry and Dry Cleaning, based in Horsforth, were called to appear before magistrates last month. Having pleaded guilty, the c...
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15
October
2015
Senior councillors will discuss how to improve air quality and the significant health benefits this brings when they meet next week. A report being considered by executive board on Wednesday 21 October makes it clear that improving air quality by ...
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