Planning reforms are needed to empower logistics growth, says Midland Pallet Trucks


Midland Pallet Trucks, the UK supplier of pallet trucks and material handling equipment, is urging the government to prioritise planning reforms that will facilitate the development of logistics facilities. This call-to-action echoes concerns recently voiced by various other industry associations and businesses.

The current planning system has become known for sluggish decision-making and a lack of designated space for logistics hubs in local plans. This has posed a significant barrier to scaling up the sector. At a time when the pressures on the industry are higher than ever, Midland Pallet Trucks believes that more needs to be done to prioritise space for warehouses and logistics infrastructure to match consumer demands.

"The logistics sector is the backbone of the UK economy, ensuring the smooth flow of goods across the country," says Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks. "We hear from our customers every day that there are a lot of issues hindering the growth of the industry as a whole – the lack of space being just one of those things. At Midland Pallet Trucks, we try to tackle the issue at the source; by providing high quality manual handling equipment so warehouse managers can maximise the output of their warehouses, which can make a big difference to managing external pressures.”

Midland Pallet Trucks urges the government to work closely with industry leaders to develop a more agile and responsive planning system that benefits the logistics industry as a whole. This collaborative approach will ensure the UK logistics sector can continue to thrive, supporting businesses, creating jobs, and fostering communities across the country.

As the logistics industry continue trying to keep up with demand, Midland Pallet Trucks urges businesses to look within their warehouses first and try to find areas that can be optimised. Using a selection of quality hand pallet trucks, electric trucks, and manual stacker trucks warehouses can make sure that their operations are moving smoothly and productivity continues to be high.

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