The government has paid the owners of Manston Airport in Kent more than £5.7m to retain it as an emergency lorry parking area if Operation Stack is used. The figure was finally released after an internal review was conducted of the DfT decision not to release the figure. Senior civil servant Anthony Ferguson said that “the strong case in favour of disclosure is not outweighed by the arguments against”. As a result, in a letter released to Whatdotheyknow.com, Ferguson said […]
There are still 400 longer semi-trailer allocations available, the DfT has said, and operators only have four weeks to apply for them.
Transport minister Robert Goodwill has called on the European Commission to consider introducing greater flexibility in the rules about Driver CPC (DCPC) training when it comes to the minimum seven-hour training periods currently required.
A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent.