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ringi

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The added cost of stock deliveries to shops could very well be enough to put some Marple shop-keepers out of business and for others to increase their prices. Business rates are high enough now to be putting shop-keepers out of business. There are already more empty shops than there should be in Marple and at least two shops have closed and their proprietors resorted to carrying out their business on-line.

Unlickly to be an issue, as delivery van/HGV in daily usage will have to be upgraded to the regs, as it will need to to work within Mancheser as well.    Also all recently made van/HGVs already keep to the regs.

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This is a classic case of ‘we’ve got a problem. Something must be done. Here’s something. So let’s do it’.

There is no point in making life difficult for small traders and taxi drivers in Marple while hundreds of huge articulated lorries are thundering along the M60 through Stockport poisoning everyone by belching out NOX. Unless the new regulations apply to ALL traffic on ALL roads in the area there is no point.
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This is a classic case of ‘we’ve got a problem. Something must be done. Here’s something. So let’s do it’.

There is no point in making life difficult for small traders and taxi drivers in Marple while hundreds of huge articulated lorries are thundering along the M60 through Stockport poisoning everyone by belching out NOX. Unless the new regulations apply to ALL traffic on ALL roads in the area there is no point.

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Will this put up the cost of trades people in Marple, as New Mills is not included and therefore trades people based in New Mills may avoid taking work in Marple.   We already have the issue that trades people in Stockport hate Marple due to the traphic getting to Marple.

Also anyone providing services to horse riders in Marple are likely to lose out, as New Mills will be £7.5 cheaper per day.    But if a tractor is used to transport the horse, it does not need to keep to the rules, likewise if the horse is towed by a oversized car.

Other then taxis, minicabs, HGV and Buses, I am starting to think the zone should only be inside the M60.
The added cost of stock deliveries to shops could very well be enough to put some Marple shop-keepers out of business and for others to increase their prices. Business rates are high enough now to be putting shop-keepers out of business. There are already more empty shops than there should be in Marple and at least two shops have closed and their proprietors resorted to carrying out their business on-line.

Don't look for the light at the end of the tunnel -  stomp along there and turn the bl**dy thing on yourself!

ringi

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Will this put up the cost of trades people in Marple, as New Mills is not included and therefore trades people based in New Mills may avoid taking work in Marple.   We already have the issue that trades people in Stockport hate Marple due to the traphic getting to Marple.

Also anyone providing services to horse riders in Marple are likely to lose out, as New Mills will be £7.5 cheaper per day.    But if a tractor is used to transport the horse, it does not need to keep to the rules, likewise if the horse is towed by a oversized car.

Other then taxis, minicabs, HGV and Buses, I am starting to think the zone should only be inside the M60.

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This is just one example of the folly of including Marple in the so called Greater Manchester.

Yeah down with clean air!  We demand more pollution!

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This is just one example of the folly of including Marple in the so called Greater Manchester.

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If "Marple is just inside the boundary of the proposed Clean Air Zone", then does the zone not have to include all traffic on the M60?

If the M60 is not included, why should we have to put up with the pollution from people driving in the center of Stockport on the motorway?

The strategic road network (round here, basically that means motorways) is exempt from the plans.

At a guess, exempt because the motorways are not council controlled.  And also because motorways are treated differently.

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If "Marple is just inside the boundary of the proposed Clean Air Zone", then does the zone not have to include all traffic on the M60?

If the M60 is not included, why should we have to put up with the pollution from people driving in the center of Stockport on the motorway?
Sugest the watch councill meeting on podcast which was wed night that explains a lot of things

ringi

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If "Marple is just inside the boundary of the proposed Clean Air Zone", then does the zone not have to include all traffic on the M60?

If the M60 is not included, why should we have to put up with the pollution from people driving in the center of Stockport on the motorway?

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what about the Northern Rail bone-shakers from Rose Hill, they've got to be about as polluting as they come?

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Marple is inside the proposed Clean Air Zone for Greater Manchester

Now is the time to have your say


Clean Air Greater Manchester is consulting on proposals to improve air quality by applying a Clean Air Zone for buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles and HGVs across Greater Manchester implemented in 2021, extending to vans, minibuses, motorhomes and motorised horseboxes in 2023. The proposal does not include cars (other than private hire vehicles).

As part of Stockport and Greater Manchester, Marple is just inside the boundary of the proposed Clean Air Zone. So local people and local businesses using non-compliant vehicles will be subject to a £7.50 daily charge if / when these proposals are implemented. Non-compliant vehicles are generally those with diesel engines older than 2016 and petrol engines older than 2005. So, it is particularly likely to impact on small local businesses etc with older vans, motorhome owners, horsebox owners and the like in 2023.

Currently people can make comments on this proposal via this link until 30 June: https://cleanairgm.com/

Here is a presentation document that was aired at Marple Area Committee on Wednesday too:

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/s157925/Air%20Quality%20for%20Greater%20Manchester.pdf





Mark Whittaker

The Marple Website