Drivers, hauliers and transport managers, did you face any problems or damages because of Operation Stack last year?
The transport committee in now taking evidence on the impact of Operation stack on 14th October 2015 following a summer in which Operation Stack was used on an unprecedented number of days. Submissions close 29th Feb 2016.
Last October the Transport Committee took evidence on the impact of Operation Stack on following a summer in which Operation Stack was used on an unprecedented number of days causing British hauliers huge delays. The evidence identified a number of issues on which the Committee sought the views of the Secretary of State for Transport, to which he has responded.
In November 2015 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced funding up to £250 million for a permanent lorry park to increase resilience in Kent, by taking pressure off the roads in the event of Operation Stack. The Government will consult on a preferred site at Stanford and other alternatives shortly. In the short term, the former Manston Airport site will continue to be used as a lorry park.