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Public consultation on Edinburgh Low Emission Zone proposals set to close
12th August 2021
The latest plans proposed for Edinburgh’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) is due to draw to a close on Monday, September 20, 2021.
They are encouraging people to comment on the latest plans before the consultation ends and we would appreciate if you could help raise awareness of the closing date within your organisation and to any other stakeholders who may be affected.
To support with this, here is the flyer to help publicise the consultation closing date.
The proposed plans for Edinburgh could see the city introduce an LEZ in spring 2022, with enforcement expected to begin in June 2024.
As you may be aware, Edinburgh is one of four cities in Scotland where LEZ plans are being progressed. They include Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow.
Aimed at improving air quality and protecting public health, Scotland’s LEZ plans set emission standards on certain road spaces and restrict access for the most polluting vehicles. They also support the country’s wider climate change ambitions by encouraging people to think about active travel and using more sustainable transport options.
While Scotland’s air quality is generally good, road transport is a key contributor to the number of polluted hotspots that remain which is why progressing the country’s LEZs continues to be a top priority to help reduce the major impact that air pollution has on people’s health.
Further details about Edinburgh’s LEZ plans and how people can comment are available via the Edinburgh City Council links below:
Edinburgh LEZ plans - Edinburgh's Low Emission Zone - Edinburgh City Council
Public consultation - Edinburgh Low Emission Zone Consultation