Issue details

Freight Action Plan - 12/01930

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.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision due: October 2012 by Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Andrew Westwood, Traffic Manager Email:

Consultation process




Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)

The Action Plan has been subject to both a public and Stakeholder consultation

Key consultee groups

Freight Industry, Ports, District, Borough and Parish  Councils

Start and finish dates of consultation.

Public Consultation 28th May to 23rd July 2012

Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

Included with full report

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

September 2012

Informing Only (Who and when)



Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

An update on the Action Plan was provided at the 11th May Committee meeting


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?

Yes the Action Plan is in the business plan


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?

All members


Financial implications: Andrew Westwood, Traffic manager, Highways & Transportation 01622 222729 -

Legal implications: 12/01930

Equalities implications: N/a


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