UK News: Suspension of the London Lorry Control Scheme

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Covid update 21th March: UK re road transport regulation

Suspension of the London Lorry Control Scheme until 31 May 2020

Message to Hauliers

In light of the Government’s extension of the Covid-19 lockdown rules, London Councils will continue to suspend enforcement of the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) until 31 May 2020. This should continue to help the freight and logistics industry cope with ongoing pressures as they work hard to keep London’s essential shops and services supplied through these challenging times.

“We will review the suspension duration again, following the next Government review of the lockdown rules, expected around the middle of May,” explained a spokespeson.

“If you do plan to change your delivery routes and schedules during the suspension, please take care to ensure the routes you use are suitable for your vehicle(s), avoiding narrow streets and low bridges etc. We would also urge you to follow TfL’s retiming deliveries best practice guidance and code of practice to minimise disruption to London’s residents.”

During the suspension of the scheme, we would expect vehicle operators continue to minimise disruption to London residents when planning their routes

Vehicle operators that are not undertaking deliveries in Greater London should continue to avoid traversing through London and use major roads such as the M25. This would avoid additional and unnecessary disruption to residents.