A BOROUGH-wide survey into the probable impact of the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has provided a snapshot of the effects it would have on Hillingdon residents and businesses.  

The council questionnaire, which ran from Wednesday, March 1, to Sunday, April 16, received responses from more than 11,500 people.  

More than 90 per cent of those surveyed with non-compliant vehicles do not qualify for the Mayor of London’s scrappage scheme.  

The survey found that 55 per cent of respondents had a vehicle that was non-compliant (6,291). Of those, 85 per cent (5,359) said they would not be applying for the scrappage scheme, with 91 per cent (4,859) not eligible.   

Cllr Douglas Mills, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, said: “These results confirm our worst fears and show that the number of residents who would be impacted by ULEZ expansion is much higher than claimed by the Mayor and Transport for London. 

“Of particular concern is the feedback that more than 90 per cent of our residents with non-compliant vehicles don't even qualify for the Mayor's limited scrappage scheme. 

“The social and economic costs are going to leave many residents isolated, worse off and with a transport system that fails to meet the needs of our large physical borough.  

“We will continue to challenge ULEZ and hope the courts rightfully find in our favour.”