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 […]

Khan-commissioned poll contradicts consultation findings over ULEZ

A new poll commissioned by London mayor Sadiq Khan over the ULEZ expansion to cover Greater London is directly contradicting reports of consultation responses against the decision. London’s financial paper City AM says figures published today by YouGov suggest that 51% of Londoners are in favour of the expansion plans, against an opposition of 27%. […]

ULEZ expansion not showing expected gains yet – report

A new report suggests the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone has had limited impact on pollution in the new areas. LondraGazette has seen the Transport for London report which found no change in levels of pollutants since ULEZ expanded to the North and South Circular roads in October 2021. But roadside nitrogen dioxide […]

London’s ULEZ expansion to cost £200m

It’s been revealed that expanding the ultra-low emission zone across Greater London will cost around £200 million. London’s Evening Standard has discovered the scale of the cost is mainly to fund hundreds of enforcement cameras to ensure motorists pay the £12.50-a-day levy. It excludes the cost of a scrappage scheme and comes on top of […]

ULEZ revenues much lower than expected

It seems Transport for London’s drive to remove the most polluting vehicles from the capital’s roads has been more successful than expected. But, according to London’s financial newspaper City AM, that has had an effect on “blowing a £600 million hole in TfL’s finances”. The paper says early indications suggest “greater compliance of vehicles and […]

Khan urged to give ULEZ amnesty

Conservatives in London are calling for the city’s Mayor to give a one-month amnesty for drivers caught within the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone. Sadiq Khan expanded the zone to 18 times its earlier size yesterday, with people who drive vehicles which don’t meet emissions standards charged £12.50 per day for doing so. When ULEZ […]

London’s ULEZ becomes 18 times larger

Transport for London is urging drivers to use its online vehicle checker to make sure they don’t get caught out by the new enlarged Ultra Low Emission Zone which has come into force. The new zone will be 18 times the current central area that has seen toxic pollution slashed by half. It will run […]

Children in London four times more likely to go to school in a polluted area

New analysis for the Mayor of London suggests that children in London are four times more likely to go to school in areas with high levels pollution levels that exceed World Health Organisation limits, than children in the rest of England. The City Hall report says this poor air quality stunts the growth of children’s lungs […]


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