Freight News, Road, Logistics

Truck clamps come off in Kent

[ June 29, 2021   //   ]

Logistics UK has applauded a decision by ministers to withdraw powers from Kent County Council (KCC) to clamp HGVs parked in laybys in Kent beyond 30 June. The organisation wrote to Parliamentary Undersecretary of State Rachel Maclean earlier this month, to express its strong objections to KCC’s powers to clamp lorries parking for more than 45 minutes at a time in laybys across several areas of Kent.
Policy manager for the South East, Heidi Skinner, said it was now vitally important that the Department for Transport works closely with KCC to create sufficient safe parking spaces. She also called on KCC to listen to the views of the logistics sector through its current consultation on laybys and ensure that further restrictions and enforcement are not imposed.