Proposals to ban HGVs from more town centres are closer after a county council made a fact-finding visit to a delivery scheme already under way in Bristol.
As part of its 10-year Transport Plan, West Sussex County Council has put forward proposals to start a pilot scheme forcing HGVs to deliver their goods to secure collection points or consolidation centres on the outskirts of towns (The Grocer, September 3, p6).
West Sussex cabinet member for highways and transport Tex Pemberton, who is due to approve a final version of the county’s Transport Plan in March, toured a complex on the edge of Bristol where HGV deliveries for some retailers are transferred to smaller vehicles to reduce the number of HGVs entering the city centre.
He said he had been impresssed, and added: “A scheme