From 29 August 2023 London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanded to the Borough’s southern boundary with Enfield.
Any non-ULEZ-compliant vehicle is now subject to a daily charge of £12.50 to travel within the border of London.
The Council strongly opposed the expansion and wrote to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in May urging him to reconsider. This expansion will result in a significant and detrimental effect on residents of the Borough, many of whom need to travel into London for work and leisure and to access essential medical services.
Whilst the Mayor of London has introduced a vehicle scrappage scheme for those living within the curtilage of London, this does not apply to residents living in bordering areas.
Lewis Cocking, Leader of Broxbourne Council said:
By expanding the ULEZ the Mayor of London has targeted the least well-off residents of the Borough who are less likely to be able to afford to replace their vehicle. This is amidst a cost of living crisis resulting in significant detrimental effects for those on the lowest incomes.
The strong negative public reaction to the expansion of ULEZ has been ignored and I strongly urge Mr Khan to abandon the scheme.
Hertfordshire County Council, along with other Home Counties, has refused to allow signage related to the ULEZ scheme to be installed on Highways within Hertfordshire. Broxbourne Council fully supports this position.