New Timeline For Scotland’s LEZs

LOW Emission Zones (LEZs) to improve air quality are to be introduced across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen between February 2022 and May 2022.
The LEZ Leadership Group, which includes Transport Secretary Michael Matheson, Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham and representatives from Glasgow City Council, The City of Edinburgh Council, Dundee City Council, Aberdeen City Council, Public Health Scotland and SEPA – have agreed an indicative timeframe to introduce LEZs across Scotland’s four largest cities.
Plans to implement LEZs had been paused temporarily due to the COVID-19 outbreak but work has now restarted. This new timeframe takes account of various legislative and regulatory steps which need to be taken by the Scottish Government and local authorities prior to the introduction of LEZs.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: ‘The Scottish Government and members of the Low Emission Zone Leadership Group are committed to introducing LEZs across Scotland’s four biggest cities. Planning continues at local authority level and the Scottish Government will continue to develop the required regulations as well as provide funding to help businesses prepare.’

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