Grounds of appeal - London Lorry Control Scheme

Lorry Control (drivers)

These are the only grounds - or reasons - on which you may appeal against a Lorry Control Penalty Charge Notice as a driver:

  1. You were not the person in control of the vehicle at the time of the alleged contravention
  2. There was no contravention of the lorry control order
    For example, the vehicle was not in the restricted zone at the time of the contravention or the vehicle had been used in accordance with a permit.
  3. The penalty exceeded the amount applicable in the circumstances of the case
    For example, you are being asked to pay the wrong amount for the penalty charge or the penalty had not been served or was served out of time. London Councils should normally send you the Penalty Charge Notice within 28 days of the alleged contravention, but they sometimes have longer.

Lorry Control (operators)

These are the only grounds - or reasons - on which you may appeal against a Lorry Control Penalty Charge Notice as an operator

  1. You were not the operator of the vehicle at the time of the alleged contravention
    The operator is defined as the holder of any operators' licence in respect of that vehicle under section 2 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995
  2. There was no contravention of the lorry control order
    For example, the vehicle was not in the restricted zone at the time of the contravention or the vehicle had been used in accordance with a permit.
  3. The penalty exceeded the amount applicable in the circumstances
    For example, you are being asked to pay the wrong amount for the penalty charge or the penalty had not been served or was served out of time. London Councils should normally send you the Penalty Charge Notice within 28 days of the alleged contravention, but they sometimes have longer.