‘Priced out’ of city

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

ALTHOUGH, so far as I know, not widely re­ported, Sadiq Khan has plans to price cars out of Lon­don.

Rather than im­pose fines for pol­lu­tion on the air traf­fic that uses Heathrow air­port, he has pro­posed a ‘low emis­sion (con­ges­tion charge) zone ex­tend­ing out­wards from cen­tral Lon­don, to in­clude the area sur­rounded by the north/south cir­cu­lar roads ( see map).

I am not, by any means, a math­e­ma­ti­cian, but per­haps some en­light­ened soul could cal­cu­late the ra­tio of the emis­sion pro­duced by one paraf­fin burn­ing jet air­craft to X num­ber of petrol and diesel cars.

Heaven help lo­cal air qual­ity if Heathrow air­port’s ex­pan­sion gets the go-ahead.

PETER WIL­LIAMS York av­enue, Hayes

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