Operation Stack lorry park consultations begin…

A six-week consultation to cover the design of the new M20 Stanford West lorry park started last Friday, 12th August.

The £250m park is being built as a solution to the chaos many drivers were faced with last summer on the M20 due to the disruption to cross-channel services.

The lorry park at Stanford West was the chosen site following a consultation between December 2015 – January 2016 despite many residents’ complaints of the sites impact to the surrounding area.

Highways England has attempted to reassure residents and businesses that it will do its best to minimise any impact to the area that the site may cause.

Project Director, Adrian Sheppard has said, “Following our consultation earlier this year we have been working hard to refine our plans and are now keen to hear what people think about these.  I encourage anyone who would like to understand more or ask questions to visit us at one of the public exhibitions we are holding.”

It is hoped that the Operation Stack lorry park will minimise the impact on the M20 and the regions roads by offering parking for up to 3,600 lorries during disruption.

What are your views on the Stanford West lorry park?

It is important that hauliers affected by Operation Stack use this opportunity to have their say, either directly or via their trade associations.

Details of the consultation will be available from 6am on Friday 12th August 2016 on the government’s consultation page or by searching “Management of Freight Through Kent” on the www.gov.uk website.

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