April 04, 2012 14:07
| Local Business
With the Olympic Route Network passing through the Royal Borough, the cycling road race routed along Knightsbridge, Brompton Road and Fulham Road and the volleyball competition at Earls Court, the road network in the borough is going to be under pressure during the Olympic and Paralympic Games from 28 July to 9 September. Traffic restrictions during this time will have an impact on delivery and servicing for businesses in the borough, almost certainly leading to an increase in `out of hours' activity between midnight and 6am.
This may be a problem for those businesses where delivery times are restricted by planning permission or premises licence conditions, because deliveries that take place outside the specified hours may be in breach of conditions, and could be open to enforcement action by the Council.
The Council will ensure a balance between its wish to support the Games and help businesses, alongside its statutory planning and licensing duties with regards to `out of hours' delivery activity.
Businesses should look carefully at their delivery routes to see if deliveries can be reduced or combined, and should consider stocking up in advance as far as possible, or using one vehicle for deliveries from multiple suppliers or for several nearby businesses at one drop-off point. Continue reading