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LES e-Newsletter Issue 6 - 4th March 10
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Welcome to the sixth edition of the Low Emission Strategies (LES) e-Newsletter!

In this issue we report back on the first Low Emission Forum Meeting of the year, which was held on 25th February. This gave the opportunity for anyone interested in developing ‘low emission strategies’ to find out how to reduce their transport impacts on air quality.

We include a round-up of latest LES news and activities, including any up and coming events in 2010. We also take a look at the Regional Groups Selection and their plans for 2010.

We have a winner! Karin Grey was the lucky winner of the £50 hamper in January. Karin works for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council as an Environment Protection Manager. The hamper was locally sourced in Kent and comprised a mixture of food and drink. Karin commented, “It was a very pleasant surprise to be the winner of the LES Hamper. It was important to complete the LES questionnaire and as this was part of my job, I decided to raffle the Hamper at work here at the Council. The Hamper looked fantastic and I am happy to say we raised £77 towards the St Georges Community Children’s Project which is a local charity.”

Finally we’d like to thank everyone who has subscribed to the newsletter. We hope it gives planners, developers and environmental practitioners an understanding of how LES can inform practice and policy where you are.

As always we welcome your feedback so please do let us know if you have any ideas for future content or if there are any FAQs you’d like answering.

Rob Pilling - (LES Partnership, Programme Manager)


DEFRA Publishes Low Emission Strategies Guidance

LES guidance documentDefra has announced the publication of the ‘Low Emission Strategies Good Practice Guidance’, developed in collaboration with the Low Emission Strategies Partnership. It establishes ways in which the planning system may be used to reduce emissions from transport, in order to improve local air quality and work towards climate change targets.

Click here to read more and download the guidance document


LES Partnership Announces Regional Groups

The LES Partnership has selected three Regional Groups to work with during 2010. They are Sussex, Liverpool City Region and Leeds City Region.



LES Case Studies Student Project

Have you ever wondered what other local authorities are doing to cut transport emissions? There are a number of local authorities we all know about who are often mentioned in these pages but what about those who haven’t been in contact with the LES Partnership? They may well be doing good work we can learn from.



Low Emission Forum Event

The LES Partnership held its first 2010 event in London on 25th February. It was the inaugural meeting of the Low Emission Forum. The Forum provides opportunities for anyone with an interest in developing ‘low emission strategies’ to reduce transport impacts on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions.


Feature: Profile Professional

Nigel Jenkins
Project Development Officer for Sussex Air Quality Partnership (Sussex-air) and Regional Champion for the Sussex Low Emission Strategies Regional Group

Nigel JenkinsNigel has been involved in air quality and climate change for over 14 years, working within the public and private sectors. Since joining Sussex-air 6 years ago, he has developed and delivered regional and EU projects, trained officers, lead seminars, meetings and become a member of several expert committees on air quality in the UK.

Nigel is the Regional Champion for the Sussex Low Emission Strategies Regional Group, which also includes Lewes District Council, Eastbourne Borough Council, Chichester District Council, East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council, Hastings Borough Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Worthing Borough Council, Adur District Council, Environmental Protection UK and Climate South East.

Read more for Nigel Jenkins' response to our questions:

  • What are you seeking to achieve in your Regional Group in 2010 (vision, outcomes, activities)?
  • What will your role be in developing this?
  • What do you see as the key benefits of working with the Low Emission Strategies Partnership?
  • Why are low emission strategies important for Sussex?
  • Any advice for colleagues keen to adopt LES in their authorities?
Dates for Your Diary

Low Emission Strategies have speakers at the following three events:

5th March 2010

Sussex Air Quality Partnership - Planning for Better Air

15th March 2010
West Midlands

LACORS event: Regional Environmental Protection and Planning Officers Workshop

16th March 2010
East Midlands

LACORS event: Regional Environmental Protection and Planning Officers Workshop

Other event/s you may be interested in:

16th and 17th March 2010
Base 2010, ExCel, London

LowCVP - Electric Vehicle Seminar

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