Scottish Low Emission Zones: Consultation on Regulations and Guidance

Closed 24 Feb 2020

Opened 13 Dec 2019

Results updated 13 Oct 2020

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This consultation on Scotland's Low Emission Zones: Regulations and Guidance gives us an opportunity to seek your opinions on issues of a technical nature that underpin the operation and delivery of Low Emission Zones (LEZs), including the substantive issue of emission standards, exemptions and penalty charges.

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to set out the proposed arrangements and options related to the nationally consistent LEZ standards which will be set out in regulations in tandem with guidance. The regulations are vital in delivering successful, fair and equitable LEZs.

Chapters 8 and 9 sets the scene for LEZs and outlines the scope of this consultation.

Chapters 10 and 11 outline the proposals for LEZ regulations and guidance, seeking your views on a selection of issues such as the emission standards, penalty charge rate, enforcement and exemptions. Chapter 13 further seeks your views on assessing the general impact on areas such as equality, privacy and the environment. 

The deadline for responses is at 23:59 on 24 February 2020. 

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What happens next

After the consultation has closed we will analyse all the responses received and use your feedback to help inform the development of future legislation and guidance on LEZs. Where permission has been given, we will make responses available to the public at We will aim to publish our response and analysis to the consultation within 20 working days of the consultation closing.


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