Could Planning Permission Force a ULEZ U-Turn?
Lately, I’ve had a few messages and comments on my content from people who are really concerned about ULEZ expanding to Greater London from the end of August, and the negative impact it will have on their lives. I might finally have some good news for them.
So this is interesting, there are several Greater London councils, conservative-led councils that could potentially put a stop to the ULEZ Expansion later this year, or at least put a spanner in the works.
You see infrastructure, such as the cameras, road markings and ULEZ signage has to be put in place – at a cost of around £250m. Thing is, like everything else, you need planning permission from the council to do that. Councils such as Hillingdon, Harrow, Bexley and Croydon are opposed to the expansion, and might not give planning permission.
Conservative MPs such as Elliot Colburn are also in the process of mounting a legal challenge to Labour mayor Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ expansion.