Croydon Council has claimed it will not let Transport for London install ULEZ cameras to charge and fine drivers.

But a map shows TfL will still have the power to fine motorists on some Croydon roads if the council rebels.

Many of the main roads in Croydon are run by TfL.

The transport body won’t have to get permission from the local council to install cameras on these roads when the Ultra Low Emission Zone expands into the borough this August.

Drivers of the most polluting cars will face a £12.50 daily charge for driving in the Ultra Low Emission Zone. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, claims this will cut pollution in the capital.

In Croydon, the three roads owned by TfL are the A323 Croydon Road running between Wallington and Bromley, the A23 which runs from Streatham down to Purley, and the A22 which runs south from Purley.

Croydon Mayor, Jason Perry, said the council will be “resisting” attempts by TfL to install cameras on the authority’s streets and lampposts.

He said the council is also joining other outer London councils in exploring what legal action could be taken.

He said: “I have been clear from the start that Croydon Council strongly opposes Sadiq Khan’s plan to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone.

"Khan’s plan will not only force hundreds of Croydon residents to pay £12.50 a day just to drive their car, but his own studies show it will have very little environmental impact.

“For many Croydonians, their car is the only reliable option to get around given the reduced public transport options compared with inner London. Punishing those who cannot afford to buy a more modern vehicle is deeply unfair and out of touch, particularly at a time when the cost of living is increasing.”

On Monday (January 30), Mr Khan said he was listening to outer Londoners on a visit to Enfield, where he launched a £110million vehicle scrappage scheme.

He told MyLondon at the launch: “Outer London residents wanted more buses, so I announced a million kilometres of more buses – the biggest expansion in Outer London in history.

"Also, residents in Outer London, sole traders and small businesses were saying ‘we’d like to keep our van, rather than scrapping it, we’d like to retrofit it,’ so we listened to those residents, and now for the first time ever you can get £5,000 towards a retrofit scheme.

“Then, residents in Outer London said ‘look we don’t want to replace a polluting vehicle with a less polluting vehicle’, we’d like to have bus usage or tram usage.

"So the new scheme gives you money towards scrapping your vehicle and two free bus and tram travel passes for an entire year.

"Those are just three examples of where we’ve listened to Outer Londoners.”