Monday, February 05, 2007
Greenwich to tax everything that moves?
Those enigmatic anti-establishmentarians over at GreenwichWatch are reporting that the Council is consulting on a plan to introduce a congestion charge zone in Greenwich. This rumour first surfaced last year, but was then unconfirmed. It now seems hired market researchers are testing two proposals, one including the Blackwall tunnel approach road and Shooters Hill Road across Blackheath (see above).
The potential impact of such a scheme on business, tourism and, most importantly, local residents will clearly be massive, and I am personally fairly horrified by the prospect. I am even more horrified as a member of the Council to be reading about it online first. Why has this plan not been discussed openly by the Council? Why does it seem the detail and not the principle are being consulted on? We need answers. Now.