Large goods vehicle movements
The County Council needs to strike a balance between the economic benefits of freight vehicles, often referred to as HGVs (heavy goods vehicles) and their impact on the environment. As a transport authority, Surrey County Council has some limited powers to regulate HGV movements, but also has a role to manage freight through information and voluntary agreements.
Freight Transport Initiatives
The Transport Select Committee most recently debated and approved a Freight Transport Initiatives report in June 2008. This contained new proposals for dealing with the environmental and social nuisance caused by HGVs. The report covered a variety of topics and contained background information on information related to freight.
Freight report topics
- A revised lorry routeing network
- Action to tackle satnav problems
- HGV reporting
- A dedicated freight officer within Transport for Surrey
Freight report background information
- environmental weight limits
- freight quality partnerships
- the London low emission zone
See below for further information including advice about licensing and routes and restrictions for large goods vehicles.