Reaction to today’s Operation Stack announcement

Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport Matthew Balfour said: “I’m pleased the government has agreed to a site and is moving quickly with constructing this permanent lorry holding area. “For years we have argued that a solution to the problem of Operation Stack – blighting not only Kent’s residents and businesses but…

Operation Stack: Routing announced to Manston

Details of how freight will be routed to reduce pressure on the M20 in Kent when there is disruption to cross-Channel services has been announced by Highways England. Highways England, in partnership with Kent County Council and Kent Police, have worked together on devising a route to divert certain freight traffic bound for the Port of…

New Measures to Relieve Pressure on Operation Stack

Manston Airfield to be temporarily used to provide additional capacity for cross-Channel freight when Operation Stack is in place. New arrangements to prioritise certain goods across the Channel, including quick to market goods. Manston Airfield will be temporarily used as an alternative for freight traffic while there are ongoing issues with disruption to cross-Channel services,…

Op Stack: Day 4

Kent County Council, with the help of partner agencies, have now delivered more than 13,000 bottles of water and 6,000 meals to lorry drivers caught up in Operation Stack. Another 5,000 bottles and 500 meals are due to be handed out this morning. While KCC staff led the collection of provisions, Kent Police and Kent…