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Deadline near for Dover lorry parking

[ January 18, 2016   //   ]

A Highways England consultation on proposals for a lorry parking area for Dover and the Channel Tunnel ends next Monday on 25 January.
Two potential sites near the M20 have been identified for the lorry area, along with four broad ways the site could be used. Each option could help to prevent the need for the M20 to be closed when there is disruption to cross-channel services.
Anyone with an interest, including lorry drivers who may end up using the site, is urged by Highways England to submit their views ahead of the consultation closing.
Highways England Asset Manager for Kent, Kevin Bown said: “We’ve received a lot of responses to the consultation already but we’ve still got one week left and we would like to hear from as many people as possible. I strongly urge anyone with a view on the plans to have their say as part of the consultation, which can be completed by our online response form, by email or by post.”
The possible uses of the site could range from emergency use only to providing truck stop facilities 24 hours a day.