London Lorry Control Scheme

MQT on 2016-07-20
Session date: 
July 20, 2016
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you look at revising and updating the 1986 London Lorry Control Scheme so that newer and quieter lorries can operate outside peak times to help cut congestion and emissions?


Answer for London Lorry Control Scheme

Answer for London Lorry Control Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am determined to ensure that all goods vehicles travelling through London are the safest, cleanest, and quietest vehicles available.

The London Lorry Control Scheme is managed by London Councils on behalf of London's boroughs. I do not have any direct control over the way the scheme is run but I understand that London Councils is reviewing the scheme, which has been largely unchanged since it started in 1986.

I have asked TfL to work closely with London Councils to ensure the scheme continues to protect residents while enabling deliveries in London to take place outside of the rush hour when there is more space on the road network.