Date lodged: 22 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Aberdeen City Council regarding the establishment of a low emission zone (LEZ), and what its response is to the report in the Press & Journal on 21 January 2019 that the local authority is not requesting funds to establish an LEZ in 2018-19.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 29 January 2019
Aberdeen City Council did not bid for support to deliver their low emission zone in August in part due to the early stage of their LEZ considerations. Transport Scotland met with council officials on the 17 January 2019 to discuss the potential for Aberdeen to take up the offer of funding in 2018-2019.