Application Made for Judicial Review of Ealing LTNs

Opponents claim council has acted illegally in setting up the schemes

Anti-LTN campaigners present document to council. Picture: Lorna O'Driscoll/Facebook

Residents opposed to Low Traffic Neighbourhood Schemes (LTNs) in Ealing have filed an application for a judicial review of four of the schemes.

The document was presented to the High Court on Tuesday 29 September and was validated on 1 October. A copy was then delivered electronically to Ealing Council on 2 October and in hard copy on 3 October 2020.

The application claims that Ealing Council has failed to meet its obligations under Section 122 of the Road Traffic Act 1984 and its public sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010.

This application has been submitted in the name of Peter Mason, the The Coldershaw and Midhurst Traffic Action Group (CAMTAG Co-ordinator), and Tracy Scott, representing Ealing Residents Against Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.

Ealing Council has approximately three weeks in which to respond to these JR applications.

Lorna O’Driscoll of the Ealing Residents Against Low Traffic Neighbourhoods said, “.We believe the Council has acted illegally and the procedure they have and continue to follow is unfair. The Council now have approximately 3 weeks to respond to us. We hope the Council, having admitted it did not follow the correct procedure, reconsiders its position and rather than waste public money fighting residents, reverses the LTNs and engages in a democratic discussion about what the Ealing public want.”

One of the Orders which is the subject of the review application is the Ealing (West Ealing LTN) (No. 1) Experimental Traffic Order 2020, which creates LTN21. The other applications relate to the LTNs in Mattock Lane, Loveday Road and East Acton.

An Ealing Council spokesperson said, "We can confirm the council has received legal challenges. We will be seeking legal advice and considering our response. As legal action is pending we are unable to comment further."

Residents can visit the low traffic neighbourhoods' page of the council’s website for further information on the schemes.

Residents can email feedback to, or post them to the Highways Service, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, W5 2HL, quoting reference ORD XXX.

An online petition against LTNs in Ealing has been signed by over 9,000 people. A counter petition in support of the new schemes has, at the time of writing, over 700 signatures.


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October 5, 2020