Consultation runs until Sunday 18 December
Roughly a third of Wandsworth would fall inside Sadiq Khan's Ultra Low Emissions Zone Plan, including most of Battersea, parts of Wandsworth Town and parts of Putney.
Those driving inside the ULEZ zone would be required to meet exhaust emission standards or pay a daily charge. The mayor also wants to bring forward the ULEZ implementation by one year to 2019.
A second consultation is now underway on the scheme with a closing deadline of December 18.
In an official response to the Mayor, Wandsworth Council has restated its overarching support for the air quality initiative while raising concerns about how local communities living close to the ULEZ border will be protected from negative impacts.
The council’s environment spokesperson, Cllr Jonathan Cook said, “We believe expanding the ULEZ is a necessary step towards tackling London’s air quality issues and bringing the scheme forward by a year will mean those benefits are felt sooner.
“However we have again raised our concerns about the lack of information on how the ULEZ border will be managed to prevent our residents from suffering potentially harmful impacts. The new scheme boundary will dissect Wandsworth in two and will have an imbalanced effect on traffic levels, pollution, parking pressures and motoring costs for households and businesses on either side.
“Our residents need to see clear mitigation plans to stop rat running and how the money raised through the new tariffs will be used to support businesses and residents as they adapt their transport habits. If this is done well it could help usher in an era of clean motoring, but done badly and it could push small businesses to the wall and leave residents isolated. We want assurances this money will be used to prevent this type of hardship, not to prop up other mayoral funding commitments.
“We have also asked for detailed traffic modelling to show the effects on different parts of the borough, as well as modelling based on alternative scheme boundaries. This is a major change and we need to know if the South and North circular is really the best border option.”
The consultation is open until December 18. To have your say, get in touch with TfL via:
Website – You can find full details of the plans and submit your views on the TfL website
Email – Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post – Write to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS
December 9, 2016