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Customs: Kent

Question for Treasury

UIN HL1768, tabled on 6 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reduction in the planned size of the Inland Border Facility at the White Cliffs Site, whether they still expect that the North Downs Way will need to be rerouted; and if so, (1) when they expect construction at that site to commence, and (2) why it has not already begun.

Answered on

19 July 2021

The Government is currently agreeing the final design for the site and assessing any effect this may have on the North Downs Way. It is working closely with Natural England to reach the right decision.

The project was paused pending the review of the Dover White Cliffs facility. Following the decision that HMRC will be the sole occupant, they are now finalising their plans including engaging commercial partners. Work on the access road is due to commence shortly.

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