The parking of HGVs in residential areas and other unsuitable areas within the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire has resulted in environmental deterioration, damage to the highway and road safety problems. This paper describes the policy adopted by the County Council which is based on lorry routeing, lorry bans and lorry parking. All hauliers operating goods vehicles over 35 cwt unladen weight must apply for and obtain an operator's licence. Regulations contained within the Transport Act, 1968 and Road Traffic Act, 1974 allow a local authority to object to any such application. A haulier must specify within the application an off-street parking area for his goods vehicles. This undertaking, the need for the licence, and its future renewal, and the right of objection, provide adequate conditions for a local authority to resolve most hgv parking problems quickly. For the covering abstract of the seminar see TRIS 450556. (TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of Seminar L, Traffic Operation and Management; Held at the 12th PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Warwick, England, From 10-13 July 1984, Volume P, 254.
  • Corporate Authors:

    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

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  • Authors:
    • ALLAN, M G
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  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 141-149

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  • Accession Number: 00450571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 086050-137-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:56PM