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Clean air concession

PLANT

THE Construction Plant-hire Association has won a key concession over the fitting of filters to machines on London sites.

Following a meeting between the CPA and the Association of Local Government and Greater London Assembly, the list of plant required to fit diesel particulate filters under its code of practice for reducing emissions on London site will be revised to take into account the costs and practicality of fitting.

In addition, mobile cranes, concrete boom trucks and truck-mounted access platforms will be exempt from fitting filters until 2008.

CPA chief executive Colin Wood said: 'We are pleased at the outcome. We are supportive of clean air actions, provided it is practical to comply.'