The DfT understands that the provision of lorry parking facilities is a vital service that supports the national and international road freight operations which help facilitate the UK economy and its growth.
Lorry parks help to ensure road safety, preserve local amenity, reduce opportunities for crime and address the general needs of HGV driver working conditions. It is therefore important such services have support on a national level that helps create an environment which reduces the current barriers hampering development, financial stability and adequate standards.
To work towards this better environment for lorry parking a clear plan has to be in place that can be realistically and practically delivered. Creating this strategy for lorry parking is the first step towards a long-term solution. The strategy is also a response to the call from industry for a co-ordinated approach to policy.
To view the strategy in full click here