TfL uses “loophole” to install ULEZ cameras in Harrow

There’s been another twist in the feud between Harrow Council and Transport for London over the installation of cameras to enforce the widening of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London.

After Harrow Council was one of a number who refused to allow ULEZ cameras to be placed on its road network, TfL has apparently used a “loophole” to install them on TfL-owned infrastructure such as traffic lights, with four cameras being put up in Pinner.

The website MyLondon quotes Harrow Councillor Matthew Goodwin-Freeman as telling the site: “Harrow Council refused to give consent for TfL or the Mayor to install ULEZ cameras on our infrastructure.[…] They have found a loophole and are installing it on TfL infrastructure such as traffic lights.”

He added: “My inbox has been inundated with residents, businesses and charities anxious about the impact the ULEZ expansion will have on them. What we are seeing is a rogue Mayor, spending Londoners’ money on a scheme that will have negligible impact on air quality when the [money] could be spent electrifying TfL bus fleets, cleaning up the London Underground or running bus/tube services properly.”

Bexley, Bromley and Hillingdon are also refusing to allow TfL to put up cameras ahead of the ULEZ expansion which will mean certain vehicles paying £12.50 per day to drive anywhere in London from August.

Harrow Council says it polled 1,500 residents and found 96% against the expansion.

(File picture – RAC)


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