UNITE union, has welcomed the decision by the Department of Transport (Dft) not to extend the ban on lorries parking in Kent.
Kent council was granted the lorry parking ban after the UK’s transition period from leaving the European Union ended in January, as there were fears of roads being gridlocked due to delays at the Port of Dover.
However, the ban on lorries parking in lay-bys and roads has resulted in huge overcrowding at service stations and lorry parks. The overcrowding problem has spread beyond Kent.
The current ban in planned to end after Wednesday 30 June.