Dorset Council Highways Supports Lorry Ban For Shaftesbury Hill

The disruption caused by heavy goods vehicles getting stuck on Shaftesbury’s St John’s Hill could soon be at an end.

Dorset Council has agreed to start the process for introducing a 7.5-tonne weight limit on this steep stretch of the B3091. This follows fifteen years of campaigning by resident Peter Shouler, and Shaftesbury Town Council’s formal request for a weight restriction last summer.

We speak with Mr Shouler and town councillor John Lewer to hear their reaction.