The government is refusing to disclose how much it has paid the owners of a former airport in Kent to use it as an emergency lorry park during Operation Stack. The decision not to release the total amount paid to date by the DfT to Manston Airport came after Highways England admitted that it had spent almost £13m on the planned lorry park at Stanford West, before the idea was dropped last November. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced that it […]
The construction of a major lorry park in Kent to replace Operation Stack won’t begin until 2018 at the earliest after a judicial review was announced for December.
A permanent lorry parking area with space for 3,600 lorries in Kent has been given the green light as a long term solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack.
Pressure is being placed on the government to settle out of court a forthcoming judicial review into a lorry park to replace Operation Stack in Kent.