Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)


Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)


We are writing to all community councils throughout Scotland in order to make them aware of a Scottish Government consultation called Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)


We have progressively reduced air pollution in Scotland over recent years, but poor air quality – predominantly caused by road transport – remains an issue at a number of hotspots in our towns and cities.


Following the May 2017 local elections, several local authorities in major Scottish cities have made positive statements around LEZs, and we are encouraged to see the strong political will across local government to support improvements to air quality. Our Programme for Government committed to introducing LEZs into Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow between 2018 and 2020, and you may have read or heard in the media that the first LEZ will be put in place in Glasgow by the end of 2018.


The Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones consultation paper sets out the proposed arrangements and options to deliver a consistent approach to designing, building and managing LEZs in Scotland.  We would therefore invite your community council, and residents in your area, to respond to the consultation at or by emailing your comments to


The consultation will close at 23:59 on 28 November 2017.


Kind regards


Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones

Environment and Sustainability

Transport Scotland

Buchanan House

58 Port Dundas Road


G4 0HF

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