Its position at the intersection of the M4 and M5 between England and South Wales and between the South West and the Midlands has seen an increasing role for the JLTP area as the location for regional distribution centers, contributing to high Heavy Goods Vehicle [HGV] flows.
A significant proportion of HGVs pass through the area without having a calling point in it.
Our vision is to work in partnership with the freight industry, to achieve the reliable and efficient movement of goods and assist supporting a shift to rail and coastal shipping within the JLTP area. Also, to minimise the adverse impact of HGVs on safety, air quality and the quality of life for those living and working in the area.
For more information see the freight supporting statement from the Joint Local Transport Plan.