Feb 10 2012

Consultation launches on lorry movement throughout Harrow

Harrow Council wants to know what residents think about new plans to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using residential roads.

A seven week consultation launches on Monday 13th February on a series of proposals including:

  • Identifying a freight route network of main roads which heavy goods vehicles should use to get around the borough
  • Updating signage and publicising the changes and new network to the freight industry through maps and information
  • Identifying and clearly marking short sections of residential road where HGVs are prohibited, which could be enforced more effectively through CCTV. Owners of offending vehicles will receive penalty charge notices.

The project is funded by the Mayor of London’s Transport Local Implementation Plan, an annual pot of money split between boroughs across the capital for transport improvements. The consultation closes on 1st April 2012.

Cllr Phillip O’Dell, portfolio holder for environment and community safety on Harrow Council, said:

“We want to keep our neighbourhoods safe and free from noise, and barring lorries from roads where they have no business to be is one way we can do this.

“We want to know what all of our residents and the transport industry think about the approach.”

This consultation goes live on Monday 13 February. Consultation leaflets are also available from all of the borough’s libraries and Harrow Civic Centre.

Source: Harrow Council

The consultation will be available here, once it’s live.

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