Weight, height and load restrictions

Abnormal loads are defined in The Motor (Authorisation of Special Types) General Order 1979 and Subsequent Amendment Orders.

This order defines an abnormal load as any vehicle which exceeds at least one of the following:

  • over 40 tonnes gross weight
  • over 4.9 metres high
  • over 2.9 metres wide
  • over 28.0 metres long


We must be notified of any movements of vehicles which are longer, higher or heavier than standard.

This can be done by emailing abnormalloads@brent.gov.uk or contacting us on 020 8937 5600.

At present, we will only contact the originator of the notice if there is cause for objection to the movement or if we have any comment to make.