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Reactions to Operation Stack lorry park report from Transport Select Committee

Kent MPs Damian Green, Damian Collins and Charlie Elphicke react to Operation Stack lorry park report from Transport Select Committee Broadsides have been fired from the opposing sides over plans for an Operation Stack lorry park. Supporters for a lorry park clashed swords with residents today after MPs in the cross-party Transport Select Committee (TSC) published… Continue reading »

Operation Stack: protesters question Damian Collins MP over park off M20 at Stanford

Protesters questioned MP Damian Collins over proposals for a lorry park at Stanford. On Friday night, at Westenhanger Castle, Mr Collins took questions from residents and members of the recently formed SOS Kent (Smarter Options than Stanford) group. Questions on a host of topics about the new park ranging from environmental issues, compensation, security including… Continue reading »

Operation Stack: public exhibitions in Ashford, Dover and Folkestone

Exhibitions detailing the government’s plans for a huge new lorry park near Hythe to alleviate Operation Stack kick off again next week. Members of the public are invited to the exhibitions in Folkestone, Dover and Ashford. It will allow people to ask questions and speak to members of the project team as part of the consultation which… Continue reading »

Government to give green light to Manston as temporary relief Op Stack lorry park

The government has used emergency planning powers to give the green light to a temporary lorry park at the former Manston airport. An order laid before Parliament, which came in today, grants temporary planning permission for nine months, allowing the 800-acre site in Thanet to “hold” potentially hundreds of HGVs when Operation Stack is in place… Continue reading »