Polluting London should not be a privilege for the wealthy – Stephen Knight

July 29, 2014 5:34 PM

Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on the Mayor's proposals to introduce a £10 surcharge for diesel vehicles to enter into central London as part of the proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone said:

"This is simply a backward step. Only last year the Mayor's 2020 Vision stated that his plan for an Ultra Low Emission Zone would restrict central London only to those vehicles which have zero or near-zero tailpipe emissions."

"Sadly the Mayor has dropped this commitment and seems content to allow highly polluting vehicles to enter central London for many years to come."

"Polluting central London should not be a privilege for the wealthy - yet that is exactly what the Mayor is proposing."

Details of the Mayor's 2020 Vision are enclosed:

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2020_vision_web.pdf (see page 50)