Statutory Notice Period: Proposal to make a Low Emission Zone Scheme

About the legal process

As part of Statutory Notice period, a Proposal Document sets out the details of our preferred Low Emission Zone Scheme in Edinburgh (‘the Scheme’) and explains how the Scheme will operate. The Proposal sets out:

  • location and area of the Scheme
  • objectives of the Scheme
  • date on which the Scheme will come into effect
  • types of vehicles to which the Scheme will apply
  • grace period during which the Scheme will not be enforced
  • operational details for the Scheme including hours of operation, enforcement and penalty charges.

We have also produced a Consultation Statement and Statement of Reasons. The Consultation Statement sets out how the Council undertook legal (statutory) and informal (non-statutory) consultation about the Scheme. It includes analysis of the responses to the consultation, and how we have considered the views people gave us. The Statement of Reasons sets out the reasons why we consider that the proposed Scheme should be created. During the consultation in 2021, we also produced a Consultation Document.

Download the Proposal Document and all supporting evidence.

You can also view copies of all documents at the City Chambers reception, 249-253 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ. Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and on Fridays between 9am and 3pm.

Objections process

We will accept any formal objections to the Scheme from Tuesday 1 February 2022 to Tuesday 1 March 2022. You must make objections in writing, stating the grounds of the objection. You can email [email protected].

If you would prefer to post your objection, please send it to Low Emission Zone, The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG.

We will consider all objections received by 1 March 2022 and will publish a report detailing the number of objections received, a summary of the general nature of the objections received and the Council’s response to these objections.

Legal powers to make low emission zones

The Scheme Proposal has been designed and developed in accordance with