Logistics needs a national perspective

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Large scale logistics developments should be regarded as key supply chain infrastructure which requires a national policy dimension, Gazeley has told the government in its response to the National Planning Framework consultation.

It warned that individual local planning authorities acting alone were frequently unable, reluctant or unwilling to address the provision of major logistics facilities which serve a regional or national function. Guidance was required from a national planning policy perspective.

“The over-riding need is for policy which is relevant, up to date and able to give a clear lead to local decision makers and other key stakeholders in this sector.”

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