Research and analysis

National survey of lorry parking

A study on lorry parking facilities in England.


National survey of lorry parking

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This is a comprehensive study undertaken in 2017 of the capacity and utilisation rates of overnight lorry parking facilities in England. It includes analysis of the welfare standards of formal facilities and of the extent of overnight parking in informal locations.

This report builds on previous studies of lorry parking facilities.

Published 18 May 2018



  1. Appeal success rate of POPLA and IAS
  2. Operation Stack – road closure (FOI 723943)
  3. Independent appeals service for parking on private land