30 Jan '17, 9am

London drivers to pay diesel 'parking charge'

Diesel drivers in central London will soon have to pay more to park on the city's streets, after Westminster Council revealed plans to impose parking surcharges as part of its latest efforts to cut air pollution. Westminster Council will embark on a pilot scheme in April which will see diesel drivers pay an extra 50 per cent in parking charges, on top of the standard £4.90-per-hour charge. Related articles London drivers to pay diesel 'parking charge' Reports: Mayor Boris to penalise London's diesel drivers Driverless cars get boost as government launches policy review London Borough of Islington to penalise polluting diesel vehicles In real terms, this means parking will cost 8p per minute for non-diesels, and 12p per minute for diesel vehicles. Number plate recognition will be used to identify diesel cars, the council said. The pilot zone, which will cover the Marylebone...

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