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Government is seeking views on the interaction between freight and logistics and the planning system in England.  This consultation closes 6 October 2023.

Consultation description

The Future of Freight: a long-term plan sets out the objective of a planning system that recognises the needs of the freight and logistics sector – now and in the future – and empowers the relevant authority to plan for them.

This Department for Transport (DfT) and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) call for evidence seeks views so that the planning needs of the freight and logistics sector can be properly and effectively considered.

The evidence they receive will help underpin any new or amended planning policies that reflect the government’s vision and expectations for local planning authorities in planning for freight. It will also ensure sufficient land is allocated to service the needs of freight and logistics.

Government wants to know what works well for planning freight and logistics, what does not work well and if there are improvements to be made.

In particular, they are seeking evidence in 3 areas:

  1. Local plan making and land availability
  2. Planning decision taking and the applications process
  3. How the planning system can support specific policy priorities, including: supporting supply chains, decarbonisation of freight, heavy goods vehicle (HGVs) driver parking facilities and welfare, strengthening the Union.

Get involved here.

Similar consultations have also been launched in the areas of Customs Declarations and Temporary Admissions – see

There are a growing number of opportunities and ways to get more involved in this important sector for our region’s future, including:

  • Interested in expanding your logistics services to help the regions exporters and importers?
  • Join us in strengthening our regions capacity for representation in transport policy
  • Collaborate with other likeminded businesses operating in the UK transport and logistic network
  • Attend meetings to discover new business opportunities in this dynamic sector

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Published On: July 7th, 2023
Future of Freight