Why we can’t ignore the Clean Air Toll

Oct 29, 2019 | Uncategorised | 0 comments

There’s no escaping the fact we are in a period of deep change. We are just a few days from Brexit and all the changes that will bring to you and your business, while at the same time we can’t help keeping an eye on environmental change, crisis and discussion.

One of the big stories in the region in the last few months has been around the Clean Air Toll and what that will change about living and working in Newcastle City Centre. While much discussion took place around a Tyne Bridge toll for all vehicles entering the city, the decision was reached in early September to categorise Newcastle as Category C. In short this means large vehicles, buses, coaches, vans and taxis will be hit with a daily charge to enter Newcastle from 2021.

While driving into the city in smaller private cars won’t cost us any more, it may mean some changes to traffic congestion as large vehicles try to avoid paid routes. In turn, car parking may also become more problematic as commuters and businesses have options limited depending on route especially in the early ‘finding our way’ stage in 2021.

It’s also important to note that we can’t rule out the toll coming into force for private cars in future depending on the success of the current plan.

With more businesses planning ahead and escaping the city centre, it’s time to start planning and looking elsewhere.

Consider the Royal Quays Business Centre for flexible office and meeting space as well as all-important co working facilities. We are less than 20 minutes from Newcastle City Centre with plenty of hassle-free, free parking on site as well as much much more.

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