Request ID: FOI-1540-2122 Date published: 21 October 2021
Under the freedom of information act I would like to request the locations of all fixed ANPR cameras in North London or London so everything within the A406 North and South.
Our ref: FOI-1540-2122/GH
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 18 October 2021 asking for information about ULEZ cameras.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require.
We do not use separate camera networks to monitor and enforce different Road User Charging (RUC) schemes. Please see the attached spreadsheet for details of the locations of camera sites in the central London zone. This information applies to all RUC schemes, including the ULEZ.
The aim of the LEZ and ULEZ schemes is to improve air quality in London by deterring the most polluting vehicles from driving in the area. Unlike the central London zone, it is not possible to have cameras on every single entry and exit point due to the sheer scale of the zone. Releasing the location of these cameras could enable those who wish to avoid detection to enter the zone. The locations of the cameras outside the central London zone are therefore exempt from disclosure under the Environmental Information Regulations exception 12(5)(g).
Further information on the rationale for this - including consideration of the public interest test - is as set out in similar previous cases, such as the one that can be found via the following link in relation to the original scheme: