Air quality in Colchester

Report vehicle emissions

Report excessive vehicle emissions

Commercial vehicles such as lorries, buses and coaches should be reported directly to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

No motor vehicle idling policy

We have introduced a No Motor Vehicle Idling Policy to reduce the impact of its operations and services on the local environment and air quality.

Our staff members who are driving fleet vehicles or using their own vehicles for business travel will be switching off their engines when stationary while out conducting council business.

Motor Idling Policy (PDF, 208KB)

Page last reviewed: 7 May 2024