Whatever you think of Lorries (Heavy Goods Vehicles HGVs) love them or hate them we would not be able function as a prosperous economic society without them.
The Government's White Paper 'A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone' published in 1998 included a plan to develop Freight Quality Partnerships (FQP) between the road haulage industries, local authorities, businesses and environmental groups.
The Vehicle & Operation Service Agency (VOSA) have helpful documents on their website that can assist anyone wishing to find out how to object to a HGV operators licence application.
‘To ensure the efficient transportation of freight within Worcestershire, such that it supports a strong local economy, but increasingly does not compromise the existing or future needs of our society or environment.’
In 2008, Worcestershire's Freight Quality Partnership was voted a regional finalist representing the West Midlands region by the Freight Transport Association and was an FQP of the Year nominee.
The Worcestershire FQP Working Group is made up of the following members:
Worcestershire County Council, (WCC) 6 District Councils, Police, Freight Operators and Generators, Road Haulage Association (RHA), Freight Transport Association (FTA), National Farmers Union (NFU), County Association of Local Councils (CALC).
Worcestershire's Multimodal Freight Policy (PDF 9 MB) Provides the strategic framework for the development of measures which will help to improve the efficient movement and operation of freight by all modes around the country, which will act to positively enhance the vitality of the local economy.
The policy document sets out the Worcestershire County Council policy on the delivery of measures to support efficient movement and operation of freight by all modes and supersedes all previous documentation published by Worcestershire County council on the subject.
Policy F1 (Local Transport Plan 3 2011 - 2026)
Worcestershire County Council will continue to facilitate the meeting of the Worcestershire Freight Quality Partnership and expand its remit to cover the former Vale of Evesham Freight Quality Partnership's work within the boundaries of Worcestershire.
The partnership will act to shape and progress the delivery of multimodal freight measures in and across Worcestershire and will work with neighbouring partnerships to deliver against common aims objectives.
The Worcestershire Freight Quality Partnership (WFQP) was set up in March 2002 during the first LTP1 and has continued through LTP2 into LTP3 and has a Working Group dedicated to delivering the aim.