Posted on 3rd November 2020 at 12:58
The Department of Transport announced it had public ownership of a 100-acre site, branded as ‘Mojo’ near Sevington. The site will become an HGV park when there are delays on the M20 heading for the Channel Tunnel or the ferries at Dover. The site has the capacity to hold two thousand HGVs. The entrance will be
off the A2070 close to Jctn 10A of the M20.
The environmental impact on Kennington, could be dire. Firstly, HGVs leaving the M20 at Junction 9, using the A28 (Canterbury Road) to pick up the A2070 at Spearpoint to gain access to the site via the old Junction 10. Secondly, HGV traffic leaving the M2 at Junction 6 (Faversham) then using the A251/A2042 to Penlee Point and Canterbury Road or George Williams Way, to access the A2070.
The impact on residents in Faversham Road and Canterbury Road is unacceptable because of traffic congestion and air pollution throughout the area. We are actively working with KCC to ensure a proposed traffic management system restricting HGVs using these cut-throughs is effectively implemented. However,
there will be a need for some HGV traffic to service local businesses such as Premier Foods.
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