Issue details

DEFRA Air Quality last mile delivery update

Purpose of Report: The report will update the Executive Member on the progress of the DEFRA funded air quality project. The project consists of a feasibility study on delivery systems in the City focusing on last mile delivery and a pilot project to test practicalities of operating a hub system for deliveries utilising walking and cycling as the method of delivery for the “last mile” and reducing the number of delivery vans in and around the City centre.

The Executive Member will be asked to note the progress of the project and the outcomes of the feasibility;
Approve the approach for the last mile hub pilot (as per the DEFRA funding agreement).

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/05/2022

Decision due: 21/06/22 by Executive Member for Transport

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Dave Atkinson, Head of Highways and Transport Email:

Consultation process

Industry consultation including a range of stakeholders from large international operators to local cycle delivery companies through the independently chaired Freight Forum was undertaken to inform the trial and feasibility.
Consultation with businesses was undertaken as part of the feasibility.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.


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