Government insists new HGV driver facilities will meet adequate standard


 

The government has clarified its response to a petition demanding councils and major developers take into account HGV welfare facilities when deciding applications, acknowledging that professional drivers have been let down. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) was told by the petitions committee to provide a revised response after it attracted more than 10,000 signatures. The petition called for legislation to force councils to include secure lorry parking, as well as refreshment and washing facilities when allowing […]