Freight Action Plan for Kent

Dear Resident,

Here is the web link to ‘Freight Action Plan for Kent’ which KCC have issued to consult on their plans for the future. I believe that we should all respond to it as individuals and steer the KCC towards a network of smaller lorry parks instead of supporting the one huge disaster at Stanford. You can download the pdf document and a questionnaire document in Word. The consultation closes 12 March.

As you will see the Freight Action Plan outlines five key actions:

  • To tackle the problem of overnight lorry parking in Kent 
  • To find a long term solution to Operation Stack
  • To effectively manage the routeing of HGV traffic to ensure that such movements remain on the strategic road network for as much of its journey as possible
  • To take steps to address the problems caused by freight traffic to communities
  • To ensure that KCC continues to make effective use of planning and development control powers to reduce the impact of freight traffic.


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