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Review of the scheme

About the review

London Councils is reviewing the London Lorry Control Scheme to assess its effectiveness, including consideration of its impact on the freight industry, business and the benefits to London’s residents.

We are looking at how freight is managed; evaluating how the scheme can help to reduce congestion; and ensure that noise pollution continues to be kept at a minimum in residential areas during the hours of the scheme.

The review will cover such aspects as routing, signing, hours of operation, the excluded road network and the restricted road network, enforcement, permissions and exemptions. We will be considering the advances in HGV design, as well as traffic management and planning techniques.

The review will ensure that the scheme continues to provide essential environmental benefits and protection for Londoners and will make sure that the scheme plays an integrated role with other existing and emerging freight and environmental management initiatives.

A steering group which includes representatives from London Councils, Transport for London, 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 working group which continues to meet monthly to discuss the current scheme and future options. This working group includes freight trade associations, business federations, residents' association and anti-noise campaign groups.

The presentations made by speakers at the Operators' Workshop, held on 9 March 2017 can be found below.


If you have any questions about the review please contact [email protected]

Presentations from the Operators' Workshop held on 9 March 2017

Click on the links below to download PDFs of the presentations made at the Operators' Workshop:

About London Councils and the history of the London Lorry Control Scheme

Summary of the results of the online survey of operators (conducted in Februrary 2017)

Presentation by the Noise Abatement Society

Presentation on re-timing