One of the criticisms levelled at Highways England during the Operation Stack lorry park consultation was that they had not thought outside the box. The proposals for a minimum 3,600 space lorry park at Stanford have been described by residents all along the M20 corridor as a knee-jerk reaction and plonking concrete down to cover the symptoms rather than the cause of disruption.
As a result, Kent Online’s sister paper, the Kentish Express, has been contacted by several readers about their thoughts on the ways to solve Operation Stack. Some of the solutions are somewhat different, involving a new relief road, dredging one of the busiest ports in the country and redeveloping a racecourse to include lorry parking provision.
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