Edinburgh low emission zones


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. The consultation received more than 2,700 responses to the online survey alone.

The consultation found broad support for the types of vehicles to be included in the LEZ boundaries, with 62% supporting the citywide boundary and 54% in favour of the city centre boundary.

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.

The next steps for the project will involve consideration of feedback from the consultation alongside ongoing impact assessment and modelling work, in line with the national guidance. The outcome will be a revised set of proposals for the Transport and Environment Committee to consider in February 2020.

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

The Edinburgh LEZ draft plans were outlined in a Transport and Environment Committee report (Item 7.2), available at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/4701/transport_and_environment_committee

More information on the Edinburgh LEZ is also available at:
www.edinburgh.gov.uk/connectingplaces/info/8/about_the_low_emission_zone/16/low_emission_zones