Decision details

Reducing Emissions for First and Last Mile Light Goods Deliveries in York

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To outline the awarded funding from DEFRA’s air quality bid, setting out plans for how this funding will be spent to reduce emissions from delivery vehicles in York.

The Executive will be asked to formally accept the funding that has been awarded and ask for future procurement decisions to be delegated to the Director.


Resolved:  (i)      That the funding from DEFRA be accepted, to be used to address emissions associated with deliveries in the city.


                   (ii)      That the plan for the funding, as outlined in the report, and the conditions attached to the funding, be accepted.


                   (iii)     That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting contracts.


                   (iv)    That further information on implementation of the scheme, and further details of the pilot scheme, be brought to the Executive in Autumn 2021.


Reason:     To support current and ongoing work to improve air quality, support development of York’s fourth Local Transport Plan, and contribute to a number of other council priorities.

Report author: Lucy Atkinson

Publication date: 21/05/2021

Date of decision: 20/05/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/05/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 25/05/2021

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