Richmond Council is looking at plans to use the CPZ parking permit fees to encourage cars with low CO2 emissions. The current proposal would actually lower the cost of permits for people with smaller, more efficient cars, but raise the price of a permit by 200% for the worst polluters.

According to a recent survey by, Richmond borough is one of the most likely to have large 4x4s, 63% more likely than the average area in London, with 5,099 cars registered since 2001.

Local authority Index* Number of Cars**
City of London 513 706
Kensington & Chelsea 215 7,252
Westminster 198 8,277
Richmond 163 5,099

* Index score: likelihood of owning a 4x4 where norm is 100 ** Number registered since 2001

Richmond Council is asking for feedback on this proposal with an online questionnaire