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Workshop to help shape London Lorry Control Scheme’s future

  • By Gemma Kappala-R...

The freight and haulage industry is being invited to contribute to the London Lorry Control Scheme review at a dedicated Operators’ Workshop.

London Councils is organising the workshop to give operators the opportunity to share their experiences of complying with the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) and discuss the review in more detail.

The Operators’ Workshop will take place on Thursday 9 March 2017 in central London.

Places are limited to two representatives per company and due to venue capacity it may not be possible to confirm a place for everyone who has registered. Only those with a confirmed place will be admitted on the day.

Cllr Julian Bell, Chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee, said:

“The London Lorry Control Scheme has been providing important environmental protection for Londoners for more than 30 years. 

“The review is being carried out to assess the effectiveness of the scheme and consider whether any changes or improvements are needed. The review is progressing well and we are really pleased with the level of engagement we’ve had from all parties involved, which has helped the steering group to hone in on areas of the scheme that need attention.

“The Operators’ Workshop presents a great opportunity for freight and haulage industry representatives to share their views and help us shape the future of the scheme. I would encourage all those with an interest to attend.”

Feedback from the Operators’ Workshop will be combined with insights from the LLCS review working group to inform recommendations for improvements to the scheme. London boroughs, Transport for London and residents’ associations are also being asked for their views.

Recommendations will be discussed at London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee later this year before a public consultation is held on any proposed changes to the scheme.

For more information on the LLCS, please visit www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/lorrycontrol.

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Notes to editors:

  • The London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) controls the movement of heavy goods vehicles over 18 tonnes maximum gross weight at night and at weekends. The scheme is in place to help minimise noise pollution in residential areas during unsocial hours through restricted use of London’s road network.
  • The LLCS review aims to assess whether the scheme continues to provide essential environmental benefits and protection for Londoners, as it has done for more than 30 years.
  • The effectiveness of LLCS has not been analysed since 2007 and in that time much has changed in respect of the management of HGV traffic in London, including the creation of the Low Emissions Zone and the introduction of the Safer Lorry Scheme.
  • While committing to a review of current signage requirements and the boundaries of the Excluded Route Network (ERN), we also plan to examine the current effectiveness of the scheme, compliance levels and times of operation to establish whether the scheme is as effective as it could be.
  • Invites to the Operators’ Workshop have been sent to freight and haulage industry representatives. They have also been sent a short survey about the LLCS in order to gather information about their experiences of the scheme and inform the agenda of the workshop.