Chris Ames 31 May 2023

Court widens grounds in ULEZ challenge

Court widens grounds in ULEZ challenge image
Image: Lorna Roberts / Shutterstock.com.

The High Court has allowed further grounds to be added to the Judicial Review into the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to outer London.

At a hearing last week, the coalition of councils comprising the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon and Harrow, along with Surrey County Council was successful in its appeal, getting two out of three grounds refused in April added to the case.

Those were:

  • unfair and unlawful consultation in relation to expected compliance rates in outer London
  • scrappage scheme - irrationality due to uncertainty and inadequate consultation.

The court initially granted permission for the councils to challenge the legality of plans by Transport for London and London mayor Sadiq Khan to expand the ULEZ from August 2023 on the following grounds:

  • failure to comply with relevant statutory requirements
  • whether the mayor properly considered the previous 'buffer zone' approach as a material consideration in relation to the scrappage scheme.

To continue reading visit Transport Network.

Sign up here to recieve our free daily news and jobs bulletin.

NextGov: Revitalising local democracy image

NextGov: Revitalising local democracy

Dr Jess Garland, director of Research and Policy for the Electoral Reform Society, looks at what the next government should do to revitalise local democracy.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Regeneration Project Support Officer (Technical Officer) x 2 posts

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
£29,777 - £32,076 (pay award pending)
Rotherham has ambitious growth plans for the Borough. Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Recuriter: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Ensemble Lead x 3 posts

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
UNQT £21.66 per hour
Rotherham has the ambition to be a town where musical creativity is at the heart of every aspect of life. Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Recuriter: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Administrative Assistant

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band C, SCP 5-8 (£23,500 - £24,702 per annum)
We are an Adult Education service delivering courses across a range of subjects from basic computer courses Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Support Apprentice

Essex County Council
Up to £12348 per annum
Business Support ApprenticeFixed Term, Full Time£12,348 per annum rising to £22,072 per annum on the second yearLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Business Support Assistant

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band C SCP 5-8 (£23,500 - £24,702 per annum) pro rata
An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Linkedin Banner

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.