Bristol is to ban diesel vehicles from the city centre

Bristol is to ban diesel vehicles from the city centre

Plans will see privately owned diesel vehicles barred for 8 hours a day from March 2021

Bristol is set to become the first city in the UK to ban diesel vehicles after the mayor confirmed the council's "moral, ecological and legal duty" to clean up the city's air.

Marvin Rees approved a ban on diesel vehicles from entering the city centre at a council cabinet meeting on Tuesday evening.

Plans will see all privately owned diesel vehicles barred from entering the proposed clean air zone every day between 7am and 3pm by March 2021.

The proposal, outlined in a thousand-page report, will go to officials at the Department for Transport and Defra before a full consultation of local residents and businesses later next year.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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