Decision - Low Emission Zone - Central Brighton

skip navigation and tools

Decision details

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

Purpose:

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.

Decision:

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

Accompanying Documents:

 


Bookmark this page using:

Find out more about social bookmarking

These sites allow you to store, tag and share links across the internet. You can share these links both with friends and people with similar interests. You can also access your links from any computer you happen to be using.

If you come across a page on our site that you find interesting and want to save for future reference or share it with other people, simply click on one of these links to add to your list.

All of these sites are free to use but do require you to register. Once you have registered you can begin bookmarking.

Brighton & Hove City Council | Hove Town Hall | Hove | BN3 3BQ | Tel: (01273) 290000 | Mail: info@brighton-hove.gov.uk | how to find us | comments & complaints