Dundee Low Emission Zone Scheme Proposal

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Proposal to make a Low Emission Zone Scheme - Dundee City Council

Under the powers granted by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, and in accordance with The Low Emission Zones (Emission Standards, Exemptions and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 and The Low Emission Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2021, Dundee City Council (DCC) proposes to introduce a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Dundee.

The ‘Proposal to make a LEZ Scheme’ for Dundee contains information on:
•    A map of the area included within the LEZ and a list of all of the roads within the LEZ area;
•    The proposed date of introduction of the LEZ scheme, and the hours of operation;
•    The reasons why the proposed scheme should be made and effect the LEZ will have in relation to the roads it covers;
•    The scope of the LEZ including the vehicles which will be affected;
•    Emission standards, exempted vehicles and penalty charges;
•    The proposed grace period, during which time the LEZ will not be enforced.

The full proposal document is able to be downloaded here (0.39MB PDF). Other documents that have been produced during the LEZ development process that are relevant to the proposal document are available below. These include:

•    SYSTRA ‘National Low Emission Framework - Interim Stage 2 report’ (8.6MB PDF) - this report describes the process followed to identify the proposed LEZ scheme including options appraisals and details of traffic modelling undertaken. A shorter ‘summary note’ version is also available SYSTRA ‘National Low Emission Framework – Stage 2 Assessment – Summary Note (2.2MB PDF)
•    SEPA Low Emissions Zone Dundee Evidence Report September 2021 (4.2MB PDF) – this Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) report identifies the anticipated air quality impacts of the proposed LEZ scheme 
•    SYSTRA ‘Outcomes From Statutory Consultation On The Proposed LEZ Scheme For Dundee Report’ (0.6MB PDF) - this report summarises the outcomes of the statutory consultation on the proposed LEZ scheme and earlier consultation / stakeholder engagement carried out
•    SYSTRA / Jacobs ‘LEZ Uncertainty Summary Note’ (0.8MB PDF) – a report into COVID uncertainties and LEZ development across the four LEZ cities in Scotland.
•    SYSTRA ‘Dundee Low Emission Zone Integrated Impact Assessment’ (2.1MB PDF)
•    SYSTRA Strategic Environmental Assessment – Environmental Report (1.8MB PDF) – a six-week consultation period on this report commenced on 01/11/2021. Further details on how to provide feedback on the Environmental Report can be found on the SEA pages of the DCC website.

Objections
In line with Regulation 4 of Part 2 of the Low Emission Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2021, any persons may object to the making, amendment or revocation of a LEZ scheme. A 28-day period will commence on Monday 1st November 2021 during which objections to the proposed LEZ scheme for Dundee will be accepted. Objections must be made in writing, stating the grounds of the objection, and can be submitted:

•    by post to: Head of Sustainable Transport and Roads, Dundee City Council, Floor 5, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee DD1 1LS , or
•    by email to: dundee.lez@dundeecity.gov.uk

Information on support funding being offered by the Scottish Government to help households and businesses prepare for LEZs is available on the Low Emission Zones Scotland webpage. An on-line vehicle checker tool is also available on the Scottish LEZ webpage which can assist in advising whether your vehicle may be compliant for use within a low emission zone in Scotland. 

***** The Energy Saving Trust (EST) will be holding a free webinar at 10am - 11.30am on 25 November 2021 for LEZ taxi retro-fit solutions. Further details on this webinar and how to register for the event as well as recordings of the previous webinars held in September and October 2021 for light commercial vehicles and for heavy goods / refuse collections vehicles can found on the EST website (https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/breathe-new-life-into-your-old-vehicle/) .*****