We have been considering various ways we can improve air quality particularly by addressing those vehicles that are most polluting. We have talked to various different groups and organisations during that process. Various events have already been held with specific stakeholders to help inform the option development process.
This has included:
- Fleet organisations representing the users of millions of cars, vans and trucks came together with local policymakers to discuss air quality issues and proposals for a Derby Clean Air Zone. The round table meeting was jointly hosted by Derby City Council, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) and the Energy Saving Trust. Also present were the Association of Car Fleet Operators, Fleet News and a number of national and regional fleet operators. Visit our newsroom to see the full story.
- Discussions with local dealerships regarding the option of a vehicle scrappage scheme
- Hackney Carriage trade through a duty cycle project and ongoing cross party work on the licensing policy issues, including consultation on the options.
- Bus operators through the Strategic Bus Partnership Group
- Health & Well-being Board
- National Clean Air Day events in 2017 & 2018
- LSx – London Sustainability Exchange. During 2018, LSx is developing an engaged national network, so that the new Clean Air Zones properly and fully take community voices into account, especially deprived communities. The project is supporting two community groups in Derby to increase awareness and skills around air pollution and join a national network of groups across the first six Clean Air Zone cities.