Low Emission Zone Publication

Opens 1 Nov 2021

Closes 28 Nov 2021


Under the powers granted by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, and in accordance with The Low Emission Zones (Emission Standards, Exemptions and Penalty Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 and The Low Emission Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2021, Aberdeen City Council proposes to introduce a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Aberdeen from 30th May 2022.

The LEZ will be an area of Aberdeen City Centre where the most polluting road vehicles will be unable to enter. The aim of the LEZ is to improve air quality within the City Centre Air Quality Management Area to ensure compliance with the Scottish Government’s air quality objectives, particularly for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions.

A plan of the proposed LEZ boundary can be viewed below. 

A larger scale copy of the map can also be downloaded from the links below, along with our 'Proposal to make a LEZ scheme' which describes why we are introducing a LEZ and lists the streets which fall within the proposed LEZ. 

Also available below are:

  • The National Low Emission Framework (NLEF) Stage 2 report which describes in detail how the preferred LEZ option has been arrived at;
  • The Traffic Modelling report, showing the anticipated traffic impacts of the LEZ;
  • The Air Quality Assessment which identifies the anticipated air quality impacts of the LEZ;
  • The Consultation Report, summarising the outcomes of public and stakeholder engagement on a preferred option and how this has influenced final proposals;
  • Supporting Impact Assessments of the proposed LEZ - Integrated Impact Assessment and Island Communities Impact Assessment; and
  • A report into COVID uncertainties and how these have been factored into LEZ planning throughout Scotland.

Why your views matter

The Council will accept any formal objections to the proposed LEZ between Monday 1st November 2021 and Sunday 28th November 2021. Objections must be made in writing, stating the grounds of the objection, and can be submitted via:

  • Email: to transportstrategy@aberdeencity.gov.uk; or
  • Letter: to Transport Strategy and Programmes, Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 4, Ground Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AB.

All objections will be considered by the Council prior to submission of the final LEZ scheme to Scottish Ministers for approval.

This activity will open on 1 Nov 2021. Please come back on or after this date to give us your views.


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