Freight, logistics and the planning system: Call for evidence

17th July 2023 / Posted by CRP Team

The Department for Transport (DfT) and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has released a call for evidence on the interaction between freight and logistics and the planning system in England. 

This aims to seek views so that the planning needs of the freight and logistics sector can be properly and effectively considered, and is derived from The Future of Freight: a long-term plan, that sets out the objective of a planning system that recognises the needs of the freight and logistics sector – now and in the future – and empowers the relevant authority to plan for them. 

There is a particular need for 3 areas: 

  • local plan making and land availability 
  • planning decision taking and the applications process 
  • how the planning system can support specific policy priorities, including: 
  • supporting supply chains 
  • decarbonisation of freight 
  • heavy goods vehicle (HGVs) driver parking facilities and welfare 
  • strengthening the Union 

If you would like to contribute to this, please visit:  

The consultation remains open until 11:59pm on 6 October 2023, so please do submit your responses by this point.

For more information, please contact CRP Sustainable Transport Manager Ross Phillips –