Air Pollution

Local Elections 2021

Greens and Labour are close in Windmill Hill, where climate, air pollution and housing are key concerns for locals

It’s likely to be a tight fight in Windmill Hill again, after Labour beat the Greens by just a few hundred votes last election.

Will Bristol’s new clean air zone influence city centre voters at the polls?

‘If everything worked you could get rid of cars’: Travel is the election issue in Bishopston and Ashley Down

Local Elections 2021

In Southville, a U-turn on parking problems is shaking up the local election race

Residents in streets not covered by a residents’ parking zone have been campaigning without success to get it extended. Days before the election, Labour candidates are promising action from the council.

Local Elections 2021

'The new Bristol and WECA mayors will need to move fast to clean up Bristol's air'

Interviews

The campaigners creating an environmental movement with social justice at its core

Bristol will be charging drivers to tackle air pollution, but other changes are on the way too

Bristol's Clean Air Zone has finally been decided. We spoke to cabinet member for transport, Kye Dudd, speaks about air pollution, plans for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, and doubling down on measures brought in at the start of the pandemic.

Air pollution close to pre-lockdown levels as battle for solutions hots up

The mayor and council have changed their mind, and want to reduce air pollution without charging drivers, but critics are calling time on yet more delays.

Watch: The struggle for the future of Britain's best street

A furore has kicked off over proposals to pedestrianise one of Bristol's most iconic streets, St Marks Road, with famous shop Sweetmart threatening to leave! Easton native Neil Maggs investigates whats going on behind the headlines.

Developer withdraws planning proposals for 'grim' and 'Stalinist' St Pauls flats

Controversial plans for a four-storey block of flats in St Pauls have been withdrawn. The boss of developers Clayewater Homes says they spent “a lot...

‘Bigger and bolder’ clean air plans could reduce Bristol pollution to legal levels by 2022

Mayor Marvin Rees says that the coronavirus pandemic has made alternative plans possible for Bristol.

Watch: Lessons from lockdown - how can Bristol battle air pollution?

As traffic on Bristol’s streets returns to normal following lockdown, air pollution levels have returned to illegal levels. What can we do about it?

Burning waste – green energy or just hot air?

A new waste incinerator is being built in Avonmouth, but critics say the industry is polluting and contradicts climate aims 

‘If the water was killing hundreds of people every year, there would be an outcry’

Air pollution scientist Dr Gary Fuller on congestion charging, changing the conversation, and how we can protect ourselves.

Government piles pressure on mayor over dirty air

A Clean Air Zone that includes charging private cars must be considered, said Therese Coffey MP.

Farming's devastating impact on urban air pollution

Ammonia – one of the major sources of pollution is unregulated and unmonitored by the government.

Planning officers recommend APPROVAL of St Philip’s Marsh gas plant

Local campaigners are dismayed that power generation could happen 80m from a nursery school.

Why Bristol needs to fight for fair air

The Bristol Cable is launching a campaign calling for drastic action on Bristol's deadly air pollution. Here's why.

Changing gear: what next for cycling in Bristol?

To get us out of cars and reduce air pollution, Bristol needs to radically overhaul its cycle network. Other cities are leading the way.

Opinion: Bristol’s leadership is failing to stop the city choking

Marvin Rees’ announcement this week that there is a ‘timeline’ for producing a Clean Air Plan is too little, too late.

Council admits Clean Air Plan won’t come into effect until 2020 earliest

As cities across the UK begin to tackle their toxic air, Bristol confirms extended delay to Clean Air Plan.

Air pollution action debated in Council’s budget-setting session

Delay in clean air action is defended by Labour despite criticisms, opposition parties put forward alternative proposals.

Clean air plan deadline set to be missed

After harsh criticism from government for dragging its feet, the council was ordered to provide its plan to tackle air pollution by 21 February.

Opinion: We need our stoves

For someone living in a boat or van during the winter, having a stove can be a matter of life and death, argues boater Mike Doherty.