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A huge amount of money has been raised in a bid to defeat a Folkestone lorry park plan

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An anonymous donation has helped Stanford Parish Council’s bid to launch a judicial review[2] against Highways England and its plans to build a lorry park to prevent a repeat of Operation Stack. The council, with the support of campaign group Smarter Options that Stanford for Kent (SOS Kent), has raised ?21,000 with the help of a mystery ?5,000 donation from a local business. It was hoped that another ?5,000 will be made from the auction and barn dance yesterday (February 4).

The 250 acre lorry park planned for farm land near Folkestone, is a solution for the chaos caused by Operation Stack in the summer of 2015. Sharon Hayles from the fundraising committee for SOS Kent said: “It has been a challenging time for residents of local villages and a small army of volunteers have got behind the campaign in earnest to ensure that we raise enough funds to fight this monster lorry park to take it down the legal route.

Read more: R.J. Burrows closes his family butchers to spend quality time with his family[3] “The spirit of the villages, the camaraderie and combined effort has been the silver lining to the cloud, as we come together in the face of adversity.

“Kent has seen many battles, but the people of Kent don’t give up easily and want to see the Garden of England protected for future generations and we are therefore standing up to protect our legacy and look forward to our day in court.” A spokesman from the Department for Transport said: “The lorry area will deal with the severe inconvenience suffered by people living and working in Kent when cross-channel services are affected. “We are defending the judicial review case.

It would be inappropriate to comment further.”

Read more: 162 houses are planned for land next to a 3,600 space lorry park[4]

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  1. ^ Comments (0) (www.kentlive.news)
  2. ^ Stanford Parish Council’s bid to launch a judicial review (www.kentlive.news)
  3. ^ R.J.

    Burrows closes his family butchers to spend quality time with his family (www.kentlive.news)

  4. ^ 162 houses are planned for land next to a 3,600 space lorry park (www.kentlive.news)

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    RT @truckerworld: A huge amount of money has been raised in a bid to defeat a Folkestone lorry park plan
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