Extension of c-charge scrapped

The western extension of the congestion charge will be scrapped, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced. He said the decision followed the results of a public consultation and he is to begin legal proceedings to remove the £8-a-day toll. In the five week consu

The western extension of the congestion charge will be scrapped, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced.

He said the decision followed the results of a public consultation and he is to begin legal proceedings to remove the £8-a-day toll.

In the five week consultation, which attracted 28,000 responses, 67 per cent of respondents said they wanted the extended charge lifted.

Boris Johnson, said: "During the election I promised Londoners a genuine consultation on the future of the extension.

"I promised that I would respect their opinions and I promised that if clear support for a particular way forward emerged then I would act on that opinion.

"Londoners have spoken loud and clear, and the majority of people have said that that they would like the scheme scrapped.