Barbara Cooper, Kent County Council’s director of growth, environment and transport, has said that she wants a lorry park outside of Kent so as to move congestion elsewhere.
Mrs Cooper made the comments during a meeting of cabinet, in which she also stressed the importance of clarity with regards to future plans.
However, KCC’s director of growth, environment and transport is not likely to have endeared herself to other regions by suggesting that lorry parks should be built outwith Kent to move congestion to another area:
We would be unable to implement all stages of Operation Stack because Sevington compromises the latest stages. We are working closely with the DfT to work out what the plans are for traffic management going forward. Ideally we would like sites outside Kent because then congestion would be outside Kent.
The comments from Kent County Council follow the shutdown of Manston lorry park and the relaunch of Operation Brock. You can read more about the new system here.