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Harrow Resident ‘frustrated’ Over ULEZ Expansion And £12.50 Daily Charge To Leave Home

A grandfather from London has slammed plans to expand the ultra-low emission zone, claiming he now has to pay £12.50 every time he wants to drive away from home.

Paul Savage, 77, has criticized the London mayor’s plans to extend the ULEZ to his hometown of Harrow, calling it “frustrating”.

according to my londonPaul told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “Once I get out of my drive I have to pay £12.50. I’m retired so I don’t need a car very often, but I’m going to have to buy a smaller one.”

Paul Savage is unhappy with the allegations, saying it has affected his entire family


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He went on to say the cost would affect other members of his family, including his grandchildren, who will now have to use public transport to get to school. Paul also admitted he doesn’t think residents will be able to stop the charges.

Mayor of London, Sadiq KhanAnnounced that plans for ULEZ coverage across Greater London are underway.

The scheme will affect drivers with petrol cars registered before 2005 and diesel cars registered before 2015.

Anyone driving a non-compliant car in Harrow will be charged £12.50 a day.

Petrol vehicles registered before 2005 and diesel vehicles registered before 2015


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The Conservative-led Harrow Council has responded to the plan, issuing a statement detailing its refusal to work with Transport for London (TfL)and it doesn’t put ULEZ cameras in the attack plan.

Harrow’s leadership, along with Hillingdon, Bexley and Bromley councils, wrote to the Mayor of London expressing their “strong opposition” to the plans.

The letter referred to the “adverse impact” that the ULEZ expansion would have on residents, businesses and tourists.

A spokesman for the mayor of London issued a response saying the extension of the ultra-low emission zone was “necessary”.

ULEZs are in place for health and environmental reasons


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They say the expansion of the ultra-low emission zone will reduce air pollution in the capital, tackle the climate emergency and reduce congestion.

They added: “About 4,000 Londoners die prematurely each year from our city’s toxic air, with the greatest number of deaths caused by air pollution in London’s outer boroughs, which are not currently covered by the ULEZ. Air, children across London grow up with underdeveloped lungs and asthma.

“TfL will be working closely with all boroughs to ensure the infrastructure needed is installed in the right way so we can build a greener and safer London for everyone.”

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