Low Emission Neighbourhoods

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
James Cleverly
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What type of schemes are you looking to fund through your Low Emission Neighbourhoods programme, and how and when will boroughs be able to bid for funding?


Answer for Low Emission Neighbourhoods

Answer for Low Emission Neighbourhoods

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Low Emission Neighbourhoods will be area-based schemes that include a package of measures focused on reducing emissions. We are seeking comprehensive, transformational schemes that have community support with a focus on reducing traffic and improving the urban realm. Further details are available via https://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/low-emission-neighbourhoods.pdf

To support the implementation of the first Low Emission Neighbourhoods, which were included as an important measure for tackling air pollution in my Transport Emissions Roadmap (September 2014), I have made funding available via the Mayor's Air Quality Fund.

Applications are now open for boroughs to submit seed funding applications to develop full Low Emission Neighbourhood schemes, with up to 10 boroughs able to receive £25,000 each. Successful boroughs will be able to bid for full funding in early 2016, with £2m available to deliver two match funded schemes. Further details of the application process are available via https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/MAQF%20Bidding%20Guidance%202016-2019.pdf