Campaigning against plans for a concrete batching plant in Wimbledon
The plans are being challenged by many community groups including Clean Air Merton, the Haydons Road residents’ association and the Wimbledon East Hillside Residents’ Association. You can find out how to get involved here.
Air quality on Plough Lane is already at toxic and illegal levels. We are very concerned that these plans will just make the problem worse. The proposed site is also by a school and people’s homes – any increase in air pollution could put their health at risk.
The new t-charge comes into force today – but what about Merton’s air?
Today the toxicity charge comes into force in the congestion charge area. Polluting vehicles will have to pay a charge on top of the congestion charge in order to enter central London.
These plans are only the beginning of what is needed in London. The charge needs to go much further and restrict polluting vehicles in boroughs like Merton. That’s why we are supporting the Mayor’s plans for an ultra-low emission zone in 2019 and we want it to be extended to polluted boroughs like Merton.