Construction site managers throughout London must now retrofit or replace old construction plant to help clean up the capital’s air.

The Low Emission Zone for construction machinery is the first step in cleaning up air quality ahead of the next stage – the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in central London from 2020.

Under the new rules, all construction sites in the centre of London and sites building more than ten homes or larger than 1,000 square feet in Greater London will have to replace or retrofit 10-year-old plant.

Some exemptions will be provided where pieces of equipment are not available at the emission standard stipulated or in the volumes required to meet demand in a construction environment as dynamic as London’s.

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