Port bosses fear possible job losses
There is also a warning about job losses in Dover if existing lorry park services, such as Stop24 in Folkestone and the Ashford International Truckstop face unfair competition.
“We are extremely worried that this could force the closure of businesses in Dover, leading to loss of jobs and economic activity in the area,” states the Port of Dover.
The port handles 2.5m freight vehicles each year and carries 13m passengers and is a major contributor to the county and country’s economy.
The concerns of the two cross-channel operators are likely to add to the uncertainty about the lorry park plan, which is facing mounting opposition locally.