The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that implementation of the third phase of the London Low Emission Zone will be delayed until January 2012. The announcement follows a consultation earlier this year.
The third phase covers larger vans, minibuses and diesel-engined specialist vehicles derived from vans, such as motor caravans , which will have to meet a Euro III standard for particulate matter (PM) to drive in the zone without charge. These vehicles had originally been due to be included in the LEZ from 4 October 2010.
Environmental Protection UK opposed the delay in our response to the Mayor's consultation (which you can read here). Transport for London's report to the Mayor following the consultation can be read here.