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KCC renews push for M20 truck park

25th September 2008
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Page 10, 25th September 2008 — KCC renews push for M20 truck park
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THE CHANNEL Tunnel fire has pushed Kent County Council (KCC) to renew its call for a permanent truck park to replace Operation Stack.

KCC says that Operation Stack is not good for hauliers or other road users. It has marked a site off the M20 where a permanent park could be built.

But the council says it would be unfair for the cost of building a truck park to be shouldered by Kent taxpayers, and it wants Government funding.

Council leader Paul Carter says: "We have identified a site. We are clang the ground work for a planning application."

• Despite assurances that the Channel Tunnel would fully reopen, it continued to operate a minimum of four departures per direction every 120 minutes for its truck shuttle service last week.

On Monday 22 September, the tunnel reopened a 17km section of the North Tunnel, enabling it to operate 90 truck shuttles a day. As CM went to press, it was hoping to bring a second 17km stretch of the North Tunnel into service.


Organisations: Kent County Council
People: Paul Carter

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