Low Emission Zones

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to enable local authorities to introduce ultra-low emission zones; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Local authorities already have powers under the Transport Act 2000 to implement Clean Air Zones. The Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Framework sets out the principles for the operation of Clean Air Zones in England. It provides the expected approach to be taken by local authorities when implementing and operating a Clean Air Zone. The full guide provided to local authorities is in the link below.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/612592/clean-air-zone-framework.pdf

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