Dover council backs Brexit lorry park plan despite residents' anger

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Locals enraged after Tory-led district council backs plan for 1,200 lorries to be parked near houses in Guston

Residents of a village near Dover are enraged after the district council backed controversial government plans to turn fields behind their houses into a Brexit customs clearance park for 1,200 lorries.

Locals in Guston have complained over the lack of notice, detail and consultation on the proposals after the government purchased the White Cliffs site with plans to turn it into an inland border facility. Under the plans, the site would deal with customs, tariffs and duties checks and be operational from July this year.

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