Government clamps down on Kent’s HGV layby parking enforcement


Ministers have bowed to growing industry pressure and removed controversial powers from Kent County Council (KCC) to clamp HGVs parked in laybys. The widely criticised initiative, which enables the council to ban trucks over five tonnes from stopping in the county and has been in place since January, will end at midnight today (30 June). Logistics UK wrote to transport minister Rachel Maclean earlier this month objecting to KCC’s attempts to make the temporary measure permanent and pointing out that […]