Tag: Parking

Kent lifts it’s HGV parking ban

Back in January 2021, Kent County Council brought in a ban on lorries parking in lay-bys at the end of the UK's transition period to leaving the EU as fears arose about the number of vehicles which would be entering, exiting and staying in the county during the period. Recently KCC has requested a six-month extension, which the Department for Transport has decided not to endorse. You can read more on this at the following link.

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Kent’s lorry parking ban meets stiff opposition

The proposed ban to be bought in by Kent County Council (KCC), would see that lorries cannot park for more than 45-minutes in laybys across large areas of the county. This has been stoutly opposed by Logistic UK, who argue that the 'essential' lorry drivers are already facing enough issues - with mounting work, a lack of additional/replacement drivers and an existing shortfall of somewhere between 1000 & 1200 HGV-suitable parking spaces across Kent. You can read more on Logistic UK's…

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Green Number Plates coming to UK Roads

On the back of the UK Governments goal to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the UK by 2030, plans have been unveiled today for new Green license plates to start appearing on electric vehicles - with a stated goal of raising awareness of zero-emission vehicles, but also with the promise of local initiatives such as cheaper parking and cost-free entry to zero-emission zones. All details on these can be read over at this link.

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