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M20: Large Goods Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 173928, tabled on 12 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Secretary of State for Defence was consulted on the use of Manston Airport as part of the planning process under the Town and Country Planning (Operation Stack) Special Development Order 2015 and its subsequent amendments in 2016 and 2017; and what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the use of Manston Airport as a lorry park on its high resolution direction finding facility.

Answered on

15 October 2018

An operational protocol has been established between all relevant organisations in the event there is a requirement to utilise Manston Airport as a lorry holding area. This includes a protocol for the high resolution direction finding facility located on the site.