The building of a huge truck park to ease congestion caused by Operation Stack should “push on at pace” because of the uncertainty caused by Brexit, according to Kent’s transport chief. Matthew Balfour, the county council’s cabinet member for transport, told colleagues there were no guarantees that HGVs would not be queued up along the motorways and roads, given the upheaval caused by withdrawing from the EU. He spoke after a decision was made to postpone a court hearing into […]
Government plans to build a £250m lorry park in Kent to prevent delays caused by Operation Stack have been criticised by the Transport Committee, which described the decision as “rushed” and called for more research into its cost and impact.
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.
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.