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Dover Terminal 2 plans approved

[ November 30, 2011   //   ]

The Government has formally given the go-ahead to the port of Dover’s planned second ferry terminal (Terminal 2). The trust port, which is also in the middle of a privatisation plan, said that the £400 million scheme would go ahead “when market conditions require its construction” and would effectively double capacity.

It added: “The decision is a clear sign that the Government expects traffic through this key gateway to increase substantially beyond the current recession.”

The decision also allows a waterfront development plan to move ahead.

Director of port development, Mike Krayenbrink, who managed the master planning process added: “The scale and detail of consultation that has been undertaken at all levels over the past few years has been unprecedented. It is a clear indication of how seriously we take our responsibility to develop the Port both as a national asset and as a key part of the local community.”

Terminal 2 will be the single biggest development ever by Dover Harbour Board and will become the second biggest ferry terminal in the UK after Dover’s existing ferry terminal in the Eastern Docks.

Bob Goldfield concluded: “This decision should give confidence that good things are now starting to happen for Dover and that the team at the Port is determined to play a big part in ensuring the future growth and prosperity of both Port and town together.”