The High Court has announced the inclusion of further grounds for a challenge in the Judicial Review filed by a coalition of councils against the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Harrow Online reports that the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon, and Harrow, along with Surrey County Council, successfully appealed to have two additional grounds for challenge, previously denied in April, added to the ongoing Judicial Review. The newly accepted grounds are centred around the issues of “unfair and unlawful consultation regarding expected compliance rates in outer London”, as well as the “scrappage scheme’s irrationality due to uncertainty and inadequate consultation”.
The councils can also fight the expansion on the grounds of “failure to comply with relevant statutory requirements” and whether the Mayor “adequately considered the previous “buffer zone” approach as a material consideration regarding the scrappage scheme”.
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