Urban Freight and DSPs

Since 2012 there has been an 8% increase in vans in the central London congestion charge zone. This is against a backdrop of a decrease in private car traffic over the same time period. Cities across the UK are grappling with the impacts of urban freight vehicles, including congestion and poor air quality. One key approach to addressing these issues is the use of Delivery and Servicing Plans (DSPs) which are attached to individual development sites. DSPs have three key functions: 1) to define a set of procedures for handling freight vehicle movements; 2) to gather ongoing data about freight vehicle activity; and 3) to implement efficiency measures to minimise the impacts of freight movements. MP Smarter Travel works on behalf of local authorities, Business Improvement Districts and individual businesses to develop and deliver DSPs and address the impacts of urban freight trips.

Services offered

  • Delivery and Servicing Plan (DSP) development and support to discharge S106 / planning conditions
  • Area-wide DSP to support Business Improvement Districts and Low Emission Neighbourhoods
  • Monitoring and evaluation of businesses to reduce freight impact
  • Development of freight logs for site self-monitoring
  • Freight survey methodology design and testing
  • Detailed monitoring of freight movement activity including recording goods loaded/unloaded
  • Monitoring and review of on-street loading facilities
  • On-site driver questionnaires/interviews
  • Business engagement to ensure monitoring access and uptake of measures
  • Analysis and reporting of freight movement activity
  • Identification of appropriate measures to minimise freight impact based on data analysis and a comprehensive suite of potential measures
  • Implementation of measures to reduce, re-time, re-route or re-mode trips
  • Procurement and supplier review, including linking local businesses with sustainable suppliers
  • Recurring delivery and waste consolidation

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Grazebrook Primary School
2017-12-04, 14:29
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London Borough of Bexley
2017-12-04, 14:29
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2021-05-19, 15:47
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St Dominic’s School
2018-01-09, 14:31
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Enfield Council
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Kingsmead School
2018-01-09, 14:31

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