Government consultation on planning is a crucial opportunity, says UKWA


July 27th, 2023



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The launch of the government’s open consultation on Freight, Logistics and the Planning System this month represents a crucial opportunity for us to influence significant change in an area that has long been a major frustration for the sector, says UKWA CEO Clare Bottle.

“Too often there has been high level focus on residential development, without due regard to the delivery needs of residents. We know that land for commercial development close to conurbations is in short supply and that there is a prevailing ‘nimbyism’ in local communities, who want online orders delivered to their homes quickly and sustainably, yet object to the idea of a warehouse close by.

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