CONCERNS are being raised across Berkshire about London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) being expanded.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was given the green light by the High Court to expand to scheme on August 29 following a judicial review.

The policy will see drivers of non-compliant vehicles (broadly pre-2005 petrol and pre-2015 diesel) charged £12.50 a day to drive around almost the entirety of London.

It is intended to help improve air quality.

The scheme will now extended to the outer boroughs of Berkshire meaning some train stations which were used to park at and commute into London will now be engulfed in the scheme.

It will be brought up to Slough's border with the M25, with signs expected to be spotted soon.

However, some residents are not a fan of the expansion and have pointed out the difficulty it will present people.

One resident, commenting on Twitter, said: “We are in Berkshire - my husband will no longer be working on property maintenance jobs inside ULEZ unless clients pay the charge.”

Another added that Berkshire: “ULEZ was needed in central London because of traffic density. Leafy Berkshire does not need it.

One person, who has family living in the area, said they often commute to London to shopping but this will no longer be possible with the scheme.

They said “I have working class family in West Berkshire who frequently go to shops and service providers in Uxbridge just over the border.

“ULEZ would hit them hard and lead to them taking their business elsewhere where they don’t have to pay ULEZ charges. They’re not alone.”

Another resident stated that Berkshire residents cannot vote for Mr Khan so it’s unfair for the scheme to be implemented in the area.“Why is he trying to bring ULEZ zone into Slough when we can’t vote for London mayor we are Berkshire,” they said.

Even without the ULEZ being expanded, the scheme was already presenting some issues for the residents of Berkshire and surrounded counties.

One resident pointed out that the ULEZ area covers Heathrow airport, meaning that dropping or picking up family members or friends will now cost money.

They posted: “ULEZ being extended to Heathrow will now mean it'll cost £17 to drop off or pick up someone from the airport if they live just outside London in Hampshire, Berkshire and so on.

“It's an outrageous and yet another attach on motorists who are penalised enough.”

The fears are the ULEZ will expand to cover more of Berkshire in the future.