Strategy proposed for problem of HGVs overnight parking on roadside

Photo: David Dixon.

A strategy is set to be developed to tackle the “increasing problem” of overnight parking by HGVs on roadsides and surrounding areas.

North Yorkshire County councillors will hear there is clear anecdotal evidence of mounting issues such as road and verge damage, antisocial behaviour, littering and noise pollution at HGV parking hotspots.

An officers’ report to members of the Richmondshire Constituency Committee said while issues over overnight parking were affecting several districts in the county any action must be balanced so not to unnecessarily restrict essential services.

The report states: “It is notionally understood that the majority of such parking is done so by drivers of foreign registered vehicles that choose not to use or have no financial means of using dedicated lorry facilities.

“This issue cannot be addressed singularly and requires a multi-agency approach to ensure the appropriate actions are taken and efficiently.”

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  1. What a load of tosh saying: “It is notionally understood that the majority of such parking is done so by drivers of foreign registered vehicles that choose not to use or have no financial means of using dedicated lorry facilities.” How do they buy food, drink, fuel etc. You only have to live in an affected residential area like me and very few are foreign vehicles, the majority being british registered. Where did this ‘officer’ writing the report get his or her information from when the report says ‘notionally understood’, there are facts to remove any notions and replace them with objectiveness. If you dont want to ‘restrict essential services’ then develop a network that supports such services. Where can this report be seen in full?

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