Johnson says ULEZ expansion about money not air quality

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed plans to expand London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone has nothing to do with air pollution, but instead designed to fill a black hole in Transport for London’s finanances. The expansion of ULEZ will mean a daily charge of £12.50 on non-compliant cars driving in all London boroughs, affecting around one […]

Councils’ ULEZ expansion challenge goes to High Court

Five councils opposed to the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London have won the right to challenge the validity of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision. Boroughs Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon and Harrow, in addition to Surrey County Council, applied for a judicial review earlier this year, and judges have now […]

Privacy campaigners complain about Met Police ULEZ camera usage

Concerns are being raised over plans to give London’s Metropolitan Police access to cameras set to be installed as part of his expansion of the ULEZ zone. The Telegraph says campaigning group Big Brother Watch is calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to reverse the plans after Transport for London papers revealed the Met would be […]

London’s new ULEZ cameras could be used for wider road user charging

The new network of ANPR cameras being installed in London to monitor the expanded Ultra Low Emissions Zone could be used for pay-as-you-go driving charging in the future. The Telegraph says Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked TfL to look into developing a scheme which would use more “sophisticated technology” to charge road users. It says […]

Government could block ULEZ expansion plans

The Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion could be blocked by Downing Street, under plans being considered by ministers. The Telegraph reports Whitehall officials and legal advisors are weighing up whether the London Mayor has exceeded his powers under the Greater London Authority Act of 1999. It says that, under the act, the […]

Councils fight ULEZ in court

A coalition of five councils has launched a Judicial Review to challenge Transport for London and the Mayor of London’s decision to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone to outer London boroughs. The London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Hillingdon and Surrey County Council have brought legal action following TfL’s announcement last November that […]

Johnson steps into ULEZ row

Former Prime Minister and London Mayor and current MP for Uxbridge Boris Johnson has issued a rebuke to his successor in London, Sadiq Khan, over plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of London. Mr Johnson has released a video on Twitter saying that you do not need an all-London emission […]

London’s neighbouring counties refuse to co-operate on ULEZ plans

Nearly every Home Counties council neighbouring London has announced a refusal to co-operate with London’s Mayor on the introduction of a capital-wide Ultra Low Emission Zone. The Telegraph reports that Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire have now pledged to join Kent and Surrey in blocking the installation of any ULEZ cameras or signs warning drivers entering […]

Khan warns councils over ULEZ expansion

London’s Mayor is claiming that councils rebelling against his plans to expand London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of the capital will be responsible for hundreds of deaths if they are successful in blocking the plan. The Telegraph reports Sadiq Khan has sent a letter to the four outer London councils currently considering […]

London Mayor launches ULEZ scrappage scheme

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched what he’s calling the biggest scrappage scheme ever – £110 million – to support Londoners replace or retrofit their old, polluting vehicles. Those who are on lower incomes, disabled, charities, sole traders and business with 10 or fewer employees qualify for support. To accompany the scrappage scheme, […]

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