Dover residents toast government U-turn over giant Brexit lorry park

Dramatic downsizing of plans for huge customs clearance facility celebrated as ‘real result’

Controversial plans for an enormous Brexit customs clearance park in Dover with a capacity for 1,200 trucks have been dramatically downsized in a major victory for local opponents.

Devastated homeowners have spent seven months fighting the plans, under which former farmland would have been concreted over, an ancient Roman way destroyed and night-time light and noise pollution caused for families living just 25 metres away.

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