Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Transport issues

Transport

Car parks

If you have car parking at your site take care to:

  • Prevent causing nuisance to neighbours. Consider noise, fumes and dust and lighting
  • Check where surface water runoff goes. It may be polluted with oil and other fluids from vehicles. Consider using SuDS and/or an oil separator.

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NetRegs: Car parking

Low emission vehicles and driver training

If you operate vehicles you can take steps to reduce their impact on the environment.

  • Choose vehicles with low emissions. Consider alternatively powered vehicles.
  • Choose transport methods with the lowest impacts – can you use rail transport?
  • Plan deliveries and routes to minimise time and fuel use.
  • Drive efficiently

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NetRegs: Reducing vehicle emissions

 

Travel plans

Consider developing a travel plan for staff, visitors or volunteers. This can help encourage sustainable transport options.

Northern Ireland: Translink Journey planner

Traveline Scotland

Traveline

READ THE NETREGS GUIDANCE:

NetRegs: Travel plans and green transport

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