(adapted from an email from Transport Scotland)
Transport Scotland is trying to raise awareness of a Scottish Government consultation called Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs).
Air pollution in Scotland has progressively reduced 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. The Programme for Government committed to introducing LEZs into Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow between 2018 and 2020.
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. Transport Scotland invites your everyone to respond to the consultation at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/transport-scotland/building-scotlands-low-emission-zones/ or by emailing comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consultation will close at 23:59 on 28 November 2017.
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
The City of Edinburgh Council is working in partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland to develop a strategy for the protection and maintenance of setted streets.
Stone setts add significant historic and cultural value to the streets of Edinburgh and are an important feature of our cityscape.
We have a duty to protect the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, Conservation Areas and other historic parts of the city. This protection includes the setting of Edinburgh’s many listed buildings, where setted streets are an integral part of their identity and authenticity.
However, when setted streets are not properly maintained, they can have implications for walking, cycling and driving. Damaged setts are often replaced with alternative materials like tarmac as a temporary solution. This can result in an unsightly and uncared for appearance.
Have your say
To help inform the strategy we’d like to know what you think about setted streets and their value to the city. We are also interested to know what impediments, if any, you think setted streets can have on our movement.
You can give us your views until Wednesday 11 October 2017 on our Consultation Hub.
With apologies that these are posted so long after the August meeting – the regular web editor and minutes secretary has been unavailable for person reasons.
Click to download: 2017_08_21 draft
(adapted from a communication from Transport Scotland)
On 6th September, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf launched a consultation on Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs).
The Scottish Government is seeking views on how best to put in place LEZs, following a commitment made yesterday to introduce LEZs into Scotland’s four biggest cities by 2020. Additionally, the Scottish Government will shortly announce the location of the first LEZ which will be put in place in 2018.The consultation will be available via the Transport Scotland and Citizen Space website <https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/transport-scotland/building-scotlands-low-emission-zones/start_preview?token=6c977cc2d011560b41897523c5ccbc5bd163f224> until the 28 November 2017. Views can also be shared on Twitter using the hashtag #lezconsultation. Continue reading
With apologies for delay, please click to download the approved minutes for LCCC’s June 2017 meeting: 2017_06_19 final.
Delay was due to
- The draft minutes could not be approved until LCCC met in August. (In common with many CCs, LCCC does not meet in July.)
- LCCC’s minutes secretary and web-weaver was unavailable for some of August and September due to personal and work commitments.
Outline Agenda LCCC 21 August 2017
- Welcome, introductions, attendance and apologies
- Approval of Minutes of 19 June 2017 meeting
- Matters Arising
- Community Police Officer’s Report
- LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
- Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
- Open Forum
- Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.
(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth of Edinburgh Council)
Climate Challenge Fund opens for applications
Community-led organisations from across Scotland are invited to apply to the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for funding to support local projects that tackle climate change. Download How to apply (PDF) and content and images for websites (PDF).
CCF grants of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year, are available for projects taking place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2020*. The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest, the first stage of the application process for a CCF Grant, is 17:00 on 28 August 2017. Continue reading