Low Emission Zones
The operators of some 75,000 HGVs, buses and coaches and 72,000 larger vans, motorcaravans and minibuses will have to take action to meet tougher Low Emission Zone standards.
Since 2008 the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) has been in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across Greater London and has been really successful in cutting air pollution.
The most individually polluting vehicles driving in London are encouraged to clean up but now more needs to be done.
The LEZ currently applies to lorries, buses and coaches and from January 2012 there will be higher emission standards set for these vehicles.
Also in January 2012 the scheme will be extended to include larger vans, motorcaravans, minibuses and other specialist vehicles for the first time.
Vehicles that do not meet the required standards must pay a daily charge of £100 (larger vans, motorcaravans and minibuses) to drive in London or risk penalties of up to £500 per day.
Members have several options including:
- Fitting approved filters to existing vehicles
- Replacing vehicles with newer models
- Paying the daily charge
- Not entering the LEZ
All Club Sites and Camping in the Forest Sites are currently outside the LEZ, but a number of Event Sites, Certificated Sites and Listed Sites are within the zone.
To check out whether the particular campsite you wish to stay is within the LEZ visit:
To find out more about the LEZ visit: www.tfl.gov.uk/lezlondon
For information on LEZ and other regulations within European cities where access is regulated/restricted visit: www.urbanaccessregulations.eu/