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Illegal lorries are blighting towns and villages, says LGA

09 September 2019
Village roads are often not suitable for HGVs
Village roads are often not suitable for HGVs

 

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given powers to tackle overheight and overweight lorries. The LGA has compiled a catalogue of incidents where lorries have blocked streets, got stuck in villages and crashed into bridges and homes as a result of driving down routes not suitable for their size or weight, often after being taken there by a sat nav.

A spate of incidents in towns and villages has prompted the LGA to call for new powers to be granted to councils....

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