Low Emission Zone

In accordance with the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, Aberdeen City Council has been looking at options for a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Aberdeen.

Following public and stakeholder engagement on, and detailed assessment of, a range of options, the Council’s City Growth and Resources Committee has agreed a preferred LEZ option for further public and stakeholder consultation. A map of the proposed LEZ is shown below;

Low Emission Zone preferred option boundary map


Proposal to make a LEZ Scheme

Our ‘Proposal to make a LEZ Scheme’ lists all of the streets within the proposed LEZ area and should provide answers to many of the questions you might have about the LEZ and what it means for you. This also includes information on:

The proposed grace period, during which time the LEZ will not be enforced;

  • The scope of the LEZ including hours of operation and the vehicles which will be affected;
  • Emissions standards for entry to the LEZ;
  • Exemptions; and
  • Penalty Charges.

You can view the full document below: 

Interim Stage 2 National Low Emission Framework

The Interim Stage 2 National Low Emission Framework Summary Report describes the LEZ option appraisal process in more detail, and explains how we have decided upon the preferred option.


Consultation on the proposed Low Emission Zone had now closed and we are currently analysing responses. Any updates to the proposals will be published on this page in the autumn. In the meantime, all of the supporting documents can continue to be viewed on the LEZ consultation page.

Funding Support

The Scottish Government is offering funding support to businesses and individuals likely to be impacted by LEZ proposals. Further information is available on the Low Emission Zones Scotland webpage.

For enquiries to the Transport Strategy team

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