Portsmouth’s Clean Air Zone will be in place by end of 2021 (updated)

Map of CAZ + AQMAs

The Clean Air Zone will impact coaches, buses, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), taxis and private hire vehicles of certain standards

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 12:26pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Solent marine restoration project a ‘win-win-win’, says Natural England CEO

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The chief executive of Natural England said the project is a win-win-win for the planet, for people who use the sea and for the marine environment

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 9:45am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Quieter fireworks’ among items being discussed by neighbouring Portsmouth Council

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Encouraging suppliers to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks and writing to the Government about limiting the noise levels on fireworks sold to the public are just two items being discussed by our neighbours over in Portsmouth next week

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 8:31am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Clean air zone could create ‘more pollution’ says ferry boss

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The ferry boss says that charging certain vericles to enter the proposed Clean Air Zone in Portsmouth could force them to use other terminals, travelling further in the process

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 5:42pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Portsmouth’s International Port could become first in UK to reach zero emissions

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A capital investment of around £10m will be needed to help the City council and International Port achieve its plans of zero emissions

Friday, 20th December, 2019 9:16am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

‘Climate change not going to wait for anyone’ says Portsmouth councillor as sea defences scheme approved

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The City Council are pressing ahead with the controversial sea defence scheme, aimed at protecting over 8,000 city homes

Friday, 6th December, 2019 6:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Spinnaker Tower lights to be switched back on – No longer powered by floppy disk!

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The Spinnaker has been dark since September. Now refitted with hi-tech lights, OnTheWight’s got the details of when the new free light show is on – see within for dates and times

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 12:19pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ferry traffic will have to drive through Portsmouth’s clean air zone if approved

clean air zone map for portsmouth

It looks as though vehicles going to and from the Wightlink vehicle ferry will have to drive through the clean air zone boundary and the Air Quality Management Area

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 4:09pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Have your say on plans for network of bus-priority routes

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Isle of Wight Council are working together with Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council on a network of bus-priority routes and want to hear your views on the plans.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Experts believe Pompey’s port will be ready for no-deal Brexit, but concerns remain elsewhere

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Here’s the latest on what people in the know are saying about the potential impact on Portsmouth Port with a No Deal Brexit, that might impact cars getting to/from the Wightlink Ferry.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 6:33pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth City Council approve plans for a new clean air zone: Isle of Wight impact

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Older, non-compliant buses, coaches, taxis and heavy goods vehicles will be impacted under the new scheme.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 8:04am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Portsmouth clean air zone plans could bring welcome news for Isle of Wight drivers, but not HGVs

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In a bid to reduce air pollution in the shortest possible time, Portsmouth City Council has drawn up proposals for a clean air zone.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 6:30pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments