Story by Victoria Prest in The Press.
York’s plan to cut harmful air pollution could include a freight depot on the edge of town where lorries offload their goods in low emission natural gas powered vans.
A “Clean Air Zone” in the city centre is also likely to be part of the plan, due to be approved or rejected by a leading councillor on Monday.
The Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) could see the council try to build a “freight transshipment” depot on the edge of town to keep lorries out of the city centre, and a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) brought in to insist that buses which go through the city centre the most have to be “ultra low emission” by 2018.
The AQAP is up for a decision today [Monday] nearly a month after it was put off to give staff more time to look at pleas put forward by some councillors.
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