Sadiq Khan's planned Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion in London will face a legal challenge from five Conservative-run councils, the High Court has ruled. The London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Harrow, Hillingdon, together with Surrey County Council, were granted permission to challenge the mayor's proposals.

The High Court ruled the local authorities could proceed on two "arguable" grounds - the legal basis for ULEZ and if it could be scrapped.

Should it expand drivers in those areas would have to pay a £12.50 daily fee from 29 August to travel to the capital if their vehicles fail to meet emission standards.

NFDA is in support of the five boroughs and whole-heartedly opposes the proposed ULEZ expansions.

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