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Brexit: Rain blamed as Kent lorry park misses deadline - BBC
The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed planned customs checks on the site at Sevington near Ashford will have to take place elsewhere.

The site will be available to park 1,200 lorries if needed but a customs controls area will not be ready.

Wet weather has been blamed by the DfT for work falling behind schedule.

Customs checks on HGVs will instead be carried out another site in Ashford, the government has said.

A spokesman for the DfT said: "From 1 January customs checks on HGVs will be taking place at the Ashford Waterbrook site before permanently moving to the Sevington site in February 2021 if not before

Rain? In England? In December?
Who Could Have Predicted?

by Bernard on Fri Dec 18th, 2020 at 08:46:31 PM EST
It's the wrong type of rain.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Dec 18th, 2020 at 08:56:25 PM EST
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It seems a pity to waste all these fine facilities if it turns out a deal is negotiated but the level of trade falls off so much that they aren't even needed. Kent can be so much more than a lorry park...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 18th, 2020 at 08:57:31 PM EST
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The lorry park is also on a flood plain.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Dec 18th, 2020 at 09:54:58 PM EST
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Nobody could have predicted rain in Kent in the autumn.


by asdf on Sat Dec 19th, 2020 at 03:08:52 AM EST
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