A permanent lorry parking area with space for 3,600 lorries in Kent has been given the green light as a long term solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack. The government said that the Stanford West site attracted twice as many supporters than those who thought it should be based at a location north of junction 11 on the M20. The lorry parking area should deliver better journeys for drivers and keep the roads flowing when Operation Stack is […]
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]
London mayor Sadiq Khan’s election pledge to pedestrianise Oxford Street has been stamped out by Westminster Council.