London pollution: ‘I will have to pay £480 to park outside my home’ – BBC News
Tom Edwards 9 hours ago
Transport correspondent, London
Residents in the south London borough of Merton who drive more polluting cars are the latest to see the price of parking increase.
Merton Council wants to introduce parking permits of up to £690 for older and more polluting vehicles.
Paul Hockney lives in Raynes Park and has had his bright orange Honda car – nicknamed Harvey – for 20 years. He drives very little, mainly using public transport.
He uses the car to get big items to his allotment and will have to pay £480 to park outside his house.
“It’s completely unfair to those of us who have done our bit to reduce the mileage and the amount we pollute,” he told me.