Dover residents toast government U-turn over giant Brexit lorry park | The Guardian

Dramatic downsizing of plans for huge customs clearance facility celebrated as ‘real result’

Controversial plans for an enormous Brexit customs clearance park in Dover with a capacity for 1,200 trucks have been dramatically downsized in a major victory for local opponents.

Devastated homeowners have spent seven months fighting the plans, under which former farmland would have been concreted over, an ancient Roman way destroyed and night-time light and noise pollution caused for families living just 25 metres away.

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