London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS)
The LLCS restricts the movement of HGVs in London at night and weekends. Enforced by London Councils it applies to vehicles weighing more than 18 tonnes. It aims to limit noise pollution in residential areas. Restrictions apply between:
- 21:00 to 07:00, Monday to Saturday
- 13:00 Saturdays to 07:00 Mondays
Excluded Route Network (ERN)
During the times shown, vehicles must maximise their use of the Excluded Route Network (ERN). You can also download a map which shows the excluded roads and boundaries of the scheme. Further information is also available on the London Councils website.
Permits for operating within the restricted area
You'll need permission if you want to operate a vehicle over 18 tonnes within the restricted area or outside the ERN during restricted times. Permission is free and you can apply by writing to:
London Lorry Control Scheme
59½ Southwark Street
What happens if I ignore the scheme?
If a vehicle is found using restricted roads without valid permission, or if the use of restricted routes is not kept to a minimum during restricted times, both the vehicle owner and the driver could receive a penalty charge notice.
If you have good reasons for using a different route, you can request a special agreement. You'll have to demonstrate that your proposed route is environmentally better than the LLCS route.
For full details, please go to the London lorry control site