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Residents in Hackney and Islington to pay diesel surcharge

Patrick McDonnell
27 January 2015
Claudia Webbe: “We’re committed to improving air quality in Islington, and diesel fumes are a major cause of air pollution”
Claudia Webbe: “We’re committed to improving air quality in Islington, and diesel fumes are a major cause of air pollution”

 

The London boroughs of Hackney and Islington are to introduce a diesel surcharge on resident parking permits in a bid to improve air quality.

Islington aims to introduce a £96 surcharge in April – its existing permit charge has 13 bands, ranging from zero for an electric vehicle to £434 for a vehicle with emissions of 256g CO2 per km. A vehicle in Band G (151-165gCO2/km) pays £121. Hackney, meanwhile, is proposing a £50 diesel surcharge.

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