The London Councils of Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Hillingdon and Surrey County Council have applied for a judicial review of the ULEZ expansion.
The coalition will challenge the expansion in the High Court on five grounds:
Councillor Colin Smith, Leader of Bromley Council said, “We have been sounding the alarm about Mayor Khan’s attempted tax raid on the Outer ‘London’ suburbs for many months now. The fundamental truth as to his true intention is now increasingly plain for all to see.
“In Bromley, this socially regressive tax directly threatens jobs, the viability and availability of small businesses, and causing significant damage to vital care networks, as well as creating a completely avoidable spike in the cost of living locally, at a time when some households are already struggling to make ends meet.
“To attempt to do all of this under cover of a false Health scare over air quality, when the Mayor’s own research confirms that Bromley has the second cleanest air in London, also, that extending ULEZ to the boundaries of the M25 will make no discernible difference to air quality locally, is frankly unforgivable.
“The upset, pain and anxiety this has caused locally is immense, which is why, even at this late stage, I once again call on the Mayor to withdraw this spiteful proposal.”
See Bromley Council Press Release here for more information: https://tinyurl.com/4aunhuke
Comment: This looks like a serious challenge to Sadiq Khan. Let us hope it is successful.
There is also a separate legal challenge where a pre-action letter has been sent on behalf of Ed Gregory – by Tilbrook’s Solicitors after instructing Robert Griffiths KC of Six Pump Court. See https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/stop-ulez-expansion/
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