London LTN dispute to go to High Court

A challenge against a decision to remove Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets will be heard in the High Court.

The Evening Standard newspaper reports a judge has ordered a two-day judicial review hearing later this year after accepting that all seven arguments put forward by the Save Our Safer Streets group have legal merit.

Mr Rahman, who was elected on a pro-motorist platform in 2022, argued that the schemes displaced traffic on to main roads “typically lived on by less affluent residents”.

But campaigners argued that he had broken the law by ignoring Government guidance on LTNs, running a “flawed” consultation and decision-making process, and failing to properly consider if removing the LTNs was a good use of £2.5 million of council funds.

(Illustrative picture – Croydon Council)


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