On this page you can read a short summary or download the published full Freight Strategy document.
A Summary of Freight Plan
Freight is important to West Yorkshire.
The freight sector contributes about 25% of the region’s economy and supports the wider economy by enabling business to take place and goods to be transported.
We need this Plan because the freight industry is essential to supporting and enabling growth in the West Yorkshire economy. The Plan will help build jobs and prosperity across our area.
The Plan is written to enable West Yorkshire residents, freight operators and local businesses to see how we will support and manage the movement of freight. We will use this plan to support our investment decisions and for securing additional funding sources.
It sets out what we will do to support the efficient movement of freight and how we will address some of the adverse impacts of freight movements; including:
- a better understanding of freight issues by working with freight industry partners
- a better utilisation of the network to get more out of what we've got
- reducing the negative impacts upon local communities, such as noise disturbance.
This Plan supports the West Yorkshire MyJourney Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3) 2011-26. LTP3 sets out the overall strategic direction for transport planning in West Yorkshire. This Freight Plan will help deliver the LTP’s 3 key objectives; supporting economic growth, reducing carbon emissions and enhancing people’s quality of life.
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