Overnight Parking Facilities – RHA reform proposals for the planning system.
Good rest and parking facilities for all commercial vehicle drivers reflect a well-
planned, advanced, and compassionate economy. What we have now is inadequate,
there is not enough and too many facilities are not good quality.
The RHA is campaigning for sufficient world-class parking facilities for commercial
drivers that provide for their safety, security and welfare. Providing more and
improved lorry, van and coach parking will boost UK productivity by addressing the
commercial driver shortage and is a visible expression of the investment by
Government and industry in this vital workforce.
Industry can do the “heavy lifting” required to fund new overnight parking facilities.
However, industry needs a fit-for-purpose planning framework with improved guidance
for facility developers that can support this essential investment.
This paper addresses the problems associated with the lack of lorry parking facilities.
There are different (often related) issues with facilities for commercial van and coach
operations. These issues will be addressed in a future paper.
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