Low Emission Neighbourhoods (2)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the difference between individual bids for the AQ fund and the two "Low Emission Neighbourhoods"?


Answer for Low Emission Neighbourhoods (2)

Answer for Low Emission Neighbourhoods (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boroughs can bid for standard projects of up to £400,000. These can be anything that addresses air pollution in the borough such as reducing idling, reducing freight movements, or supporting ultra low emission vehicles. These projects do not have to be location-specific and boroughs are encouraged to work together on these applications where possible. We have provisionally allocated £6 million for these projects.

Boroughs can also apply for £25,000 in seed funding to develop a full Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LEN) application. A LEN will consist of a large number of targeted measures in a specific location in order to deliver a measurable and visible impact in the chosen zone. We have provisionally allocated £2 million to support two LENs. 

The main difference between a LEN and a standard project is that a LEN is a range of interventions to be implemented in a small and clearly defined zone, whereas a standard project is not location-specific and is much more open; it can be anything from a single infrastructure upgrade to a large a cross-borough idling campaign.