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LEZs are here to stay, will NRMM regs be next?

Bristol mulls NRMM rules within days of launching its LEZ

London has two; Bristol launched one last November; Newcastle’s comes into force this month; and Glasgow gets its second in 2023. There’s no doubt that low emissions zones (LEZs) are here to stay (Source: Carwow Nov 22).

While not all zones have restrictions on construction diesel engines as London does, it seems likely that it’s only a matter of time.

In the same month that its new LEZ was launched, Bristol City Council received a report on the impacts of emissions from non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) in construction and policy options for reducing them.

These included lobbying Government for powers to directly control NRMM emissions in the short term, incentivising minimum emissions standards in council contracts in the medium term and controls on all NRMM emissions through the planning system in the longer term.

Read the report presented to Bristol City Council by Aether Air Quality Consultants here.

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