London Lorry Control Scheme to be reviewed this month

Chris Tindall
October 24, 2016

A review into the future of the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) will start later this month, although it will not be completed before next summer.

London Councils said a steering group made up of representatives from London’s boroughs, TfL and the Greater London Authority (GLA), will meet on 24 October to discuss the review’s scope and decide who will sit on the group.

It is expected that the FTA, RHA and the Noise Abatement Society will also be included.

A review of the LLCS has not been undertaken before and is intended to analyse enforcement, compliance, hours of operation and exemptions to the scheme.

A London Councils spokeswoman said: “The steering group will help determine the scope of the LLCS review and establish a working group to engage stakeholders affected by the scheme, providing an opportunity for participation.”

She added: “The LLCS review aims to present its findings to London Councils’ transport and environment committee in summer 2017, subject to completion of the review.”

Natalie Chapman, FTA head of policy for London and the South East, said the scheme needed to be radically reviewed. “The difficulty is the scheme has a lot of very local political support,” she said.

“One of the complications is how they get changes to the scheme, but keep local residents happy. It doesn’t give residents the protection they think they have.”

About the Author


Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and he helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.

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