Low Emission Zone for construction machinery

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2615
Question By: 
James Cleverly
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What will be the main benefits of the new Low Emission Zone for construction machinery, and how will you ensure that this is implemented in a way that minimises any impacts on the construction industry?

Answer

Answer for Low Emission Zone for construction machinery

Answer for Low Emission Zone for construction machinery

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London is the first city in the world to introduce emissions requirements for both NOx and PM from construction machinery. We estimate that this will reduce emissions by more than 40% by 2020.

This has been an important partnership. Building on the success of Crossrail we have worked with the construction industry to agree these new standards.

I am grateful to the construction industry for their cooperation and input.