12 September 2023, 13:30-15:00 -
CIHT Webinar

Freight, Logistics and the Planning System

CIHT - in the partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) - is running a webinar on Freight, Logistics, and the Planning system to gather evidence for its consultation response. This webinar will have a great panel of speakers, including Lynda Addison, National Highways, Midlands Connect, and CILT. 

There will be an excellent opportunity to participate in the workshop discussion and engage with other transport professionals.

This event is free for everyone to attend.


CIHT is working on its response to the consultation by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) on their call for evidence on freight and logistics in the planning system in England. 

The Future of Freight is a long-term plan that sets out the objectives of a planning system that acknowledges the needs of the freight and logistics sector and empowers the relevant authority to plan for them. 

CIHT, in the partnership with CILT, wants to explore what works well for planning freight and logistics, what does not work well and if there are improvements to be made. This webinar is intended to improve knowledge on freight within the transport sector and become a platform for discussion.  




Simon Emery - National Highways

 Simon is National Highways’ policy lead on economic development and spatial planning. He was part of the team that produced the company’s first strategic economic growth plan The Road to Growth in 2017 and authored the company’s external planning guidance Planning for the Future. More recently Simon led the team developing the company’s approach to Route Strategies and joint strategic planning activity with Network Rail.

Prior to joining National Highways England Simon spent over 10-years at Lancashire County Council working in a variety of economic development delivery and strategy roles, including working on the Preston City Deal and developing Lancashire’s Strategic Economic Plan on behalf on the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership.


Lynda Addison 

Lynda is a Past Chair of the CIHT Sustainable Transport Panel and of the Transport Planning Society. She is now CIHT Technical Champion focusing on the integration of planning and transport also leads on planning and transport integration for TPS including discussions with the Government. She chaired the Working Group responsible for producing the advice “Better Planning, Better Transport, Better Places” with CIHT, TPS and RTPI and others in 2019.

As a member of the Foundation for Integrated Transport’s Steering Group on Transport and New Homes she has been involved in their publications and is a Policy Associate to The Campaign for Better Transport. She is a Design Council Expert, chairing various reviews for local authorities, Network Rail and is Deputy Chair of National Highways Design Panel. She was CIHT Transportation Professional of the Year in 2019, won the RTPI/TPS Transport Planning Network award in 2010, a Lifetime Achievement Award from PTRC in 2022, and received an OBE for services to planning in 2006. Following 30 years in local government she established an award-winning consultancy, Addison & Associates, after leaving Hounslow, where she was Director of Planning and Transport.

Lynda was an English Heritage Commissioner and Visiting Professor in Planning at the University of Westminster, a former Trustee of Living Streets and the TCPA, and sat on the Board of Paddington BID. She is now an External Examiner in Transport Planning at the University of Westminster.


Julian Worth CILT

Julian Worth has spent 43 years in the rail freight industry in a wide variety of roles, including Managing Director, Transrail Freight, and Marketing Director, English Welsh & Scottish Railway. He now works with a range of organisations in the private and public sectors, providing strategic advice on rail-based logistics. He also writes on rail freight matters and speaks at conferences in the UK and abroad, with a particular emphasis on supply chain decarbonisation and modal shift. Julian is Chair of the CILT Rail Freight Forum and is a member of its Freight & Logistics and Strategic Rail Policy Groups, plus its Public Policy Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute.


Midlands Connect 




Why attend this event?

  • Listen to fascinating presentations and real case studies
  • Chance to find out about the future of freight 
  • Discuss which changes should be made to the planning system in England
  • Engage with different stakeholders and hear their views
  • Take the opportunity to shape the policy and provide your input into the CIHT response


Format - webinar and workshop 

The first half of this event will be a webinar with presentations from speakers. The second half of this event will be a workshop where delegates can participate in the survey and discuss the questions around the opportunities and challenges of freight and its future development. 


Additional Information 

Before the event, please look through the questions of the consultation


Help and Support

For CIHT Members, if you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the CIHT Technical Team on +44 (0)20 7336 1555 or technical@ciht.org.uk

If you have any difficulties with joining the event virtually on the day, please contact the CIHT Conferences & Events Team on +44 (0)20 7336 1555 or conferences@ciht.org.uk

12 September 2023, 13:30-15:00 -
CIHT Webinar

Freight, Logistics and the Planning System


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