Croydon Council has not signed the Section 8 agreement for works to expand the Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the borough.
Transport for London (TfL) had asked affected outer London authorities to sign the agreement this week, with Croydon’s deadline today (3 February).
Croydon is among several boroughs that have not signed amid ongoing concerns about the impact that the expansion would have on residents and businesses.
Croydon has advised TfL that it will need more time to consider its position.
“I have consistently and publicly opposed the ULEZ expansion as an ill-considered plan that will leave Croydon residents and businesses that can least afford it, out of pocket.
“Mayor Khan’s plan will force hundreds of Croydon residents to pay £12.50 a day just to drive their car, while his own studies show it will have very little positive impact on our environment.
“Croydon has not signed the Section 8 agreement and does not intend to whilst we consider our position and the legality of the Mayor of London’s decision-making – which might be the subject of a judicial review.”
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon