Coun­Cil­lor slams gov­ern­ment idea

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Operation Stack Solution? -

A pro­posal for as many as 1,000 more spa­ces at the STOP24 ser­vices in Westen­hanger, off junction 11 of the M20, is part of the gov­ern­ment’s master plan.

But Shep­way coun­cil leader Cllr David Monk says this is a mis­con­ceived idea.

He has pre­vi­ously slammed the plans and this week said he con­tin­ued to op­pose them and would carry on fight­ing for the in­ter­ests of Shep­way res­i­dents.

Cllr Monk says the plans for the in­creased ca­pac­ity at Westen­hanger would ruin em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the dis­trict while caus­ing un­told traf­fic chaos for ar­eas like Hythe with an es­ti­mated 3,000 lor­ries com­ing and go­ing.

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