The Mayor of London has put forward formal proposals to delay the third phase of the capital’s low emission zone (LEZ) in a consultation on an amended transport strategy.1
It should now enter force in January 2012.
The first two phases of the LEZ required lorries, coaches and buses in Greater London to meet a particulate emissions standard.
Drivers of non-compliant vehicles must pay a daily charge.
The third phase, which extends controls to minibuses and large vans, was originally intended to enter force in October this year. But the mayor announced its indefinite suspension in February 2009, citing the costs to businesses (ENDS Report 409, p 21).