Neighbourhoods of the Future

MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What criteria will be used to set the areas that will be chosen as the eight "neighbourhoods of the future" for the use of ultra-low emission vehicles?


Answer for Neighbourhoods of the Future

Answer for Neighbourhoods of the Future

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The locations of London's Neighbourhoods of the Future (NoFs) have been chosen and were included in London's bid into the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) 'Go Ultra Low Cities' scheme £35 million fund. London's bid is available at

In January, the Government announced that London had been awarded £13 million for the promotion and expansion of electric vehicle charging technology. The NoFs were assessed against their contribution to the overall OLEV assessment criteria, which London's bid was judged against. The criteria to determine the successful NoFs, and weighting for each, were:

       Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) uptake (50 per cent)

       Becoming an exemplar (10 per cent)

       Air quality improvement (20 per cent)

       Innovation (5 per cent)

       Linking with other schemes (5 per cent)

       Monitoring (10 per cent)

With a focus on driving ULEV uptake, priority was also given to NoF proposals that can demonstrate this uptake will lead to air quality improvements.