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Sadiq Khan at Bricklayers Arms school to launch air quality plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited St Saviour's and St Olave's School at Bricklayers Arms on Monday to launch his revised plans for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan on a previous SE1 visit

The Mayor revealed that he plans to introduce the Central London Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in 2019, a year ahead of schedule, extending the ULEZ to the North and South Circular in 2019 or later, and started the formal consultation necessary to introduce the 'T charge' for older polluting vehicles in October 2017.

The Mayor launched the new consultation whilst visiting St Saviour's and St Olave's School at the Bricklayers Arms intersection, an area that would be included in the Mayor's proposals for ULEZ expansion to the North and South Circular.

Headteacher Catherine May wrote to the Mayor earlier this summer to highlight her concerns about pupils being exposed to high levels of air pollution from traffic.

Sadiq Khan said: "Toxic air in London is a health emergency that requires bold action, including introducing charges for older polluting vehicles and expanding the ULEZ.

"I am determined to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air. After the massive response to my first consultation I now need the public to let me know their views on my detailed proposals to help clean-up our filthy air."

• The consultation runs at www.tfl.gov.uk/airquality-consultation until 18 December.

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