LEZ Compliance

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-06-18
Session date: 
June 18, 2008
Reference: 
2008/1074
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Mayor assure London's local authorities that they will not be penalised for using older non-compliant vehicles after the 7th July LEZ deadline for lighter HGVs and buses and coaches, while they are awaiting delivery of their new fleet?

Answer

Answer for LEZ Compliance

Answer for LEZ Compliance

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As was the case for the first phase of the LEZ, all operators of non-compliant vehicles will be sent a warning letter when they are first seen within the zone. They will then have at least 28 days to take action to make their vehicles compliant with the LEZ emissions standards. If they receive a penalty after that period, as long as they provide evidence that they took steps to become compliant before the start of the scheme, the penalties will be cancelled.