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Camden Council considers Tottenham Court Road daytime truck ban

  • 10 June 2014
  • By Ashleigh Wight

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said plans to ban trucks and vans from delivering to businesses in Tottenham Court Road during the day need more thought from Camden Council.

Under £26m plans to revamp London’s West End, the council hopes to ban all traffic apart from buses and cycles from Tottenham Court Road during the day and place more restrictions on deliveries.

If approved, loading will only be possible between 7am-8am and 7pm-8pm in restricted areas, although some loading areas will be moved to surrounding streets to allow deliveries to be made between 10am-4pm.

Natalie Chapman, head of policy for London at the FTA, said Camden Council needs to look at what deliveries are being done in the area and whether businesses would consider switching to out of hours deliveries.

“They need to do a proper assessment of what deliveries are being done now,” she said. “Does [the ban] really need to kick in at 9am to give servicing a bigger window?”

Chapman also suggested the ban may cause problems for express courier companies delivering to businesses during the day, as well as increase congestion in surrounding areas.

“A one hour delivery window in the morning and evening is simply not enough,” she added.

A consultation on the plans was launched earlier this week and will run until 18 July.


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