Decision - Low Emission Zone - Central Brighton
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Low Emission Zone - Central Brighton
Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Report on work being carried out by bus
companies and taxi licensing to reduce emissions. It recommends
working with the Quality Bus Partnership to further improve bus
emission standards and conducting local research for an evidence
based approach to achieving emissions limits. The report recommends
initially working with the Traffic Commissioner and Defra to create
a bus based low emissions zone.
1. That the Committee declares a Low Emission Zone in Castle Square, North Street and Western Road as far as the junction with Holland Road, with the aim of ensuring that all Public Service Vehicles to meet, as a minimum the Euro 5 emissions standard by 1 January 2015, with only licensed exemptions to this requirement as set out in this report.
2. That officers are authorised to further consult with bus operators, DEFRA and the Department for Transport with a view to making an application to the Traffic Commissioner for a Traffic Regulation Condition to establish the regulatory framework for the Low Emission Zone
3. That the Committee notes that officers will consult with taxi drivers on a range of specific proposals and initiatives to reduce taxi emissions for the consideration of the Licensing Committee.
Report author: Paul Nicholls
Publication date: 16/01/2014
Date of decision: 14/01/2014
Decided at meeting: 14/01/2014 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee