Decision details

Freight Action Plan - 12/01930

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To adopt the Freight Action Plan following the public consultation.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:

1. To help the Kent economy grow

The plan recognises the importance of the economic growth of the county and seeks to:-

·   Work with the freight industry to seek solutions

·   Provide information to the haulage industry to help them plan their journeys

2. To put the citizen in control

The plan identifies the impact that the freight industry has on the community and seeks to work with them by:

·   Developing a community Lorry watch

·   Provide a method of recording problems as they occur

·   Work with the community and freight industry in raising the awareness of decisions that individuals make when ordering goods

3. To tackle disadvantage

The plan identifies the problems faced by the community and sets out the objectives to:

·   Improving air quality

·   Reducing the instances of lorries becoming stuck

·   Ensure lorries are kept away from residential areas


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision:

The plan will result in specific actions and will require a Freight officer to implement the actions.


Publication date: 18/10/2012

Date of decision: 18/10/2012

Effective from: 26/10/2012

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