Air tax will finish Southampton View Larger Image Charging vehicles to come into Southampton will drive businesses and shoppers to Portsmouth Royston Smith2018-08-16T13:17:14+00:00 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest Related Posts Southampton Awarded £300k to Improve Air Quality Gallery Southampton Awarded £300k to Improve Air Quality Chancellor Announces a Freeport for Southampton Gallery Chancellor Announces a Freeport for Southampton Announcement on the Awarding of Grades Gallery Announcement on the Awarding of Grades Prime Minister Publishes Roadmap for Lockdown Relaxation Gallery Prime Minister Publishes Roadmap for Lockdown Relaxation Update on Free School Food Parcels Gallery Update on Free School Food Parcels 12 Comments P.E. Effemey 20 August 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply * I don’t agree with this – we already pay enough to visit town – Itchen charges and then parking as well Greg 30 August 2018 at 12:21 am - Reply Do you drive a lorry into town or take a taxi? If neither, then what don’t you agree with? r0yst0n 12 September 2018 at 9:46 am - Reply I don’t agree with trashing our economy and throwing hundreds or thousands of people out of work. simon olden 21 August 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply maybe it will encourage more people to walk or cycle Steve Jennings 23 August 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply Hi Roy Just to let you know what I think about the Southampton clean air car charge. I think that these charges would kill the city’s trade for all small businesses commuting into the city. Also how much of an impact would this having less cars in the city have on air pollution? Surely seeing how much toxic smoke coming out of fawley refinany wouldn’t touch the pollution cause by cars.. Cars will mostly all be electric in the next 10-15 years also. Once this charge is on could get your house onitthat it would never go away. Just like itchen bridge charge was ment to go once it was played for? Greg 30 August 2018 at 12:19 am - Reply It’s entirely disingenuous to extrapolate from a needed and limited policy (charging just taxis & lorries) in a polluted town centre and scaremonger with ‘where will it all end’. Rather than casting unsupported FUD around, it would be more constructive to contribute practical ideas or work collaboratively to solve this problem for the benefit of the residents of Southampton. r0yst0n 12 September 2018 at 9:45 am - Reply The Council’s own Local Transport Plan refers to congestion charging for cars http://bit.ly/LTP4SCC page 57 chris piper 30 August 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply here here to Steve Jennings remarks….still I supose that the council have to get back their foolish spending somehow…bollards on Northen bridge to them Kelly 4 September 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply I don’t think we should pay to go into our own town, people struggle in this day and age without more things to pay, we pay for that bridge to get in we put petrol in our cars which is going up we have to pay council for parking the list goes on, so NO we should not…. Trevor Walden 4 September 2018 at 6:52 pm - Reply It sounds like a typical Labour exercise that will cost note to operate than it will ever raise in fees. The Labour Council are also dumbing down the councils staff, releasing those it can persuade to leave and hiring young people to take on Sensitive roles. The Fostering teams have lost personnel, and gained recently qualified graduates who lack the experience their customers need to get a decent result. Trevor Walden 10 September 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply There were no suggestions that private cars would be charged, not even sure delivery vans are targeted either. HGV’s do need to get to the ferry docks for ferries to the Isle of White, but nearly all other HGV’s use the M271 link road. r0yst0n 12 September 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply Actually there are plans. The Council’s own Local Transport Plan makes reference to congestion charging http://bit.ly/LTP4SCC page 57 Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.