A COALITION of outer London boroughs, including Hillingdon, has this week written to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan raising serious concerns around his ULEZ expansion plans.

Hillingdon, along with Bexley, Bromley and Harrow, point to the adverse effect this will have on residents, businesses and visitors to the fringes of London, where they will be expected to pay a vehicle emission charge. 

A spokesperson said: “Our growing coalition is not satisfied with the justification for the expansion and remain strongly opposed to it.

“Until we have seen compelling evidence to the contrary, it remains our position that this scheme, due to be introduced from August, will not translate successfully to outer London.

“The negative impact to local households and economies will far outweigh the negligible air quality benefits.”