The technical and community led review of lorry routes that considers changes to the highway network since the plan was updated in 2011. This includes:
- new strategic roads
- new Lorry Watch areas
- Air Quality Management Areas in Suffolk
Councillor Richard Smith MVO, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Transport Strategy and Waste responsible for the ongoing review of the county’s Lorry Route Plan.
The review will involve two parts and will update and validate the County Council’s existing lorry route network plan.
The technical review is currently taking place. It'll look at a range of evidence including:
- Collision records and traffic data
- Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) for weight, width and height restrictions
- The resilient road network and its strategic road network diversions as well as GPS data – showing the origin and destination of trips, routes taken and the locations of building strikes
- Public complaints
- Data from Lorry Watch schemes
Community led review
The community led review will run from 22 October 2021 to 17 December 2021.
Suffolk County Council is seeking the views of Parish and Town Councils about their local issues and intelligence.
Information will be gathered by a survey sent to all of Suffolk’s Parish and Town Councils and their County Councillor will then be asked to endorse the key issues for their area. Each local council will be limited to three issues within their community to ensure fair and equal representation across the county.
Share your views
Members of the public and businesses who wish to provide feedback on HGV movements across Suffolk, need to contact their parish or town council. They'll will collate and submit your responses.
The review will be completed in Spring 2022 where the County Council plan to publish a new interactive Lorry Route map.