Kensington and Chelsea Council has thrown its support behind London Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s, Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) proposal to extend the zone to the North and South circular roads.
Cars, vans and motorbikes that don’t meet emission regulations would have to pay a daily charge of £12.50 from October 2021 to drive within the ULEZ if the proposals are approved.
Kensington and Chelsea is one of the first councils to formally support the proposals to expand the ULEZ after the Leadership Team agreed to support the Mayor’s proposals at it most recent meeting.
Cllr Gerard Hargreaves, lead member for transport, said: “Kensington and Chelsea residents experience unacceptably high levels of pollution and 55 per cent of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide in the borough comes from road transport.
“So it’s only right that we take the lead in tackling emissions by being one of the first boroughs to officially support the proposal to extend the ULEZ.”