Edinburgh Low Emission Zone

Edinburgh’s Low Emission Zone proposals aim to improve air quality for people across the city by tackling pollution from vehicles and have been developed in partnership with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Transport Scotland.

The City of Edinburgh Council published the findings of a public consultation on Low Emission Zone (LEZ) proposals, which was held between May and July 2019. The consultation received more than 2,700 responses to the online survey alone.

View a summary of the consultation findings here

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LEZ’s in Edinburgh are being progressed in close alignment with several strategies aiming to enhance placemaking and connectivity in Edinburgh, including City Centre Transformation and City Mobility Plan.

Alongside the development of the national regime, the next steps for Edinburgh’s LEZ will involve continued technical assessment work to inform LEZ decisions.

LEZ proposals will need to take into account the impact of Covid-19 and the likely future in which LEZs are delivered especially environmental and socio-economic considerations.

For any enquiries in relation to the Edinburgh LEZ plans please contact: spatial.policy@edinburgh.gov.uk

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