Expansion of ULEZ gets green light

A judge has ruled London Mayor Sadiq Khan's plan to extend the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London is lawful and can go ahead.

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The scheme aims to cut air pollution by charging drivers of the most-polluting vehicles. The ULEZ currently covers an area between the North and South Circular roads but will be extended across the entire capital from 29 August.

The court case was brought by five Conservative-led councils which said the mayor had gone beyond his powers, but judge Mr Justice Swift dismissed the legal challenge.

ULEZ Expansion 2023 - Transport for London (tfl.gov.uk)

Check vehicle emissions standards: Check your vehicle (tfl.gov.uk)

See the BVRLA’s Clean Air Zones page with information on the UK’s Clean Air and Low Emission Zones.