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Bromley Labour Group response on ULEZ expansion, £110million Scrappage Scheme and Major Bus Route Expansion

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Mayor of London has taken action to protect health of Bromley residents, while addressing our concerns on impact to low income families and small businesses during the cost of living crisis.

In our response to the ULEZ expansion consultation, Bromley Labour Councillors supported the Mayor of London’s aim to reduce air pollution and protect the health of Bromley residents, particularly around some of Bromley’s schools. Our borough suffers over 200 premature deaths each year, with dangerous levels of air pollution.

The vast majority (estimated 85%) of vehicles used in London are already compliant, so most people will not pay any charge. Residents can check if their vehicle will be compliant here.

However, we raised concerns over the impact the charge could have on low income residents, those with disabilities and small businesses who rely on non-compliant vehicles, particularly in areas of the borough with a lack of public transport.

We are pleased that the Mayor has heard our concerns and responded with exemptions for disabled car users and a £110 million scrappage scheme to support low income families and small business. We are also pleased to see the commitment to the largest ever expansion to bus routes in outer London.

We are now studying the detail of these plans and will continue to engage with, and represent our residents as they are rolled out.