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Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan

New cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030, Boris Johnson has said. But some hybrids would still be allowed, he confirmed.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

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  • Why a plan to cut pollution is making people across England so angryA slew of initiatives from local councils have meant drivers being moved off residential streets and on to busier main roads. But while many residents support the schemes, the measures have provoked protestsAs England entered lockdown in the spring, there was a huge switch away from public transport and into private cars. The government, fearing gridlock and spikes in pollution, acted quickly to allocate powers and funding to local councils for implementing traffic restrictions. The move has resulted in 200 schemes being drawn up, the majority of which are in London where traffic is often most...

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  • Ban on new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 Sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be phased out by 2030, Boris Johnson has confirmed as he set out his 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.

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  • DfT publishes recommendations to deliver fairer deal for communities on HS2 property schemesAn overhaul of how land and property is purchased for High Speed 2 (HS2) will deliver a fairer deal for communities impacted by the project, Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson has announced, as he published a range of recommendations to improve acquisition processes. The 36 proposals are the result of the Department for Transports (DfTs) HS2 land and property review and pave the way for an improved system that focuses on better communication, more flexible compensation packages and tailored support for businesses. The review was commissioned by the HS2 Minister after the gover...
  • Youngsters shine light on green transportPrimary school pupils have created posters promoting environmentally friendly ways to travel to school. Primary school pupils from across the UK and Ireland submitted posters to a competition ran by the Transport Planning Society and Living Streets for Transport Planning Day 2020. Winners of the competition were announced on Monday by the Mayor of Londons Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman at the virtual Transport Planning Day conference, which also featured a speech from Transport Minister, Rachel Maclean MP. First place went to nine-year-old Phoebe from St Luke's Pr...

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