Freight operators urged to have their say on London Lorry Control Scheme review

London Councils is calling on freight operators to have their say on the London Lorry Control Scheme review, which it started working on last October.

It has launched a short online survey for freight operators to complete, and will also be running an Operators’ Workshop on Thursday 9 March in central London.

The workshop will allow representatives to discuss the existing London Lorry Control Scheme and the planned review in more detail, and answer any questions operators may have at this stage.

It is free to attend but you must register in advance, with a maximum of two people per company allowed to take part.

The London Lorry Control Scheme review plans to look at routing, signage and hours of operation, as well as enforcement, permissions and exemptions.

London Council also added it planned to take into account technological advancements in HGV design, as well as traffic management and planning techniques.

A steering group, which includes representatives from London Councils, TfL, the Greater London Authority and the London boroughs, is in place to provide a strategic overview of the aims of the review.

Alongside this is a working group, which meets monthly to discuss the current scheme and future options and includes freight trade associations, business federations, residents’ associations and anti-noise campaign groups.

A review of this size has never been conducted during the scheme’s three decades in operation, and the aim is for recommendations to be put to London Councils’ transport and environment committee later this year.