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SPEAK UP: London councils form coalition against ULEZ expansion

 Published on: 12th February 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hillingdon Council has joined those from other boroughs to stress to the Mayor of London the detrimental impact the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would have on residents.

From August 29, drivers of cars that fail to meet emission and safety standards set by Transport for London (TfL) will have to pay a £12.50 fee per day to enter the Greater London Authority boundary.

Last month, Hillingdon Council joined Bexley, Bromley and Harrow councils to write to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan about how the expansion would affect residents, businesses and visitors.

In a statement, the councils said: “Our growing coalition of London councils are not satisfied with the justification for the expansion. Until we have seen compelling evidence to the contrary, it remains our position that this scheme will not translate successfully to outer London and the negative impact to local households and economies will far outweigh the negligible air quality benefits.”

A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: “Around 4,000 Londoners die prematurely each year due to toxic air. Data collated by Imperial College London reveals that as many as 155 deaths each year are attributable to toxic air in Hillingdon, 118 in Harrow, 162 in Bexley and 204 in Bromley. An estimated five million more Londoners are expected to benefit from cleaner air when the ULEZ is expanded London-wide.


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