RHA urges ministers to cut planning red tape for more lorry parking

RHA urges ministers to cut planning red tape for more lorry parking

25 Oct 2022 Posted By Paul Mummery

The Association says red tape stalls the development of new safe and secure roadside facilities for commercial vehicle drivers.

They believe there’s a shortage of 11,000 overnight lorry parking spaces across the country – forcing truckers to park in laybys and industrial estates without access to toilets, washing facilities and food.

Richard Smith, RHA managing director, said the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) needs reform to make it easier to build new lorry parking facilities, and better cater for drivers’ and the wider industry’s needs.

Read the RHA's Proposals for NPPF reform here.

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