Government rejects Coventry Council’s clean air plans
The government has rejected Coventry City Council’s own plans to tackle pollution, ordering it to implement its strategy for clean air zones.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Coventry Council have been contacted for comment, but a Coventry councillor told the BBC that it was a “heavy-handed” move on their part.
The council will now be forced to impose a congestion charge on older cars, buses and lorries, which are considered to be excessive polluters.
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