Author Topic: Brexit: Dover inland border checkpoint planned on farmland  (Read 842 times)

WhitstableDave

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From the BBC News website this morning...

Brexit: Dover inland border checkpoint planned on farmland

What the news article doesn't mention is that a National Trail, the North Downs Way, crosses the farmland in question!

I've done my best to show the land affected by this plan by drawing a blue line on the OS map:



This is a lovely spot on high ground outside Dover with wonderful views. I predict a fight!  >:(



richardh1905

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Tearing up a 2000 year old Roman Road and concreting over two Long Distance Paths.  :(
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Jac

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Tearing up a 2000 year old Roman Road and concreting over two Long Distance Paths.  :(
I'm just surprised that there isn't a SSSI involved too :tickedoff:
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

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Keep us posted 'Dave - especially if a petition is raised.
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

Ridge

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Keep us posted 'Dave - especially if a petition is raised.
Yes we should try and fight it, for all the good it will do.

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That whole Brexit thing sucks more with every passing day
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 O0 O0 O0
Where there's a will ...

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That whole Brexit thing sucks more with every passing day


With worse to come.

fernman

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Like it or not, they'll re-route the trail, no doubt about that.

Apart from that, I was reading in the Guardian over the weekend of the despair of the people whose houses are on the edge of the site.

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"In the Dover district 62.2% voted to leave and 37.8% to remain in the EU"


And then they change your garden into a lorry park...
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pdstsp

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Sadly looks like a fait accompli to me - they will need a site next to an existing junction in close proximity to the port.  What a great improvement on previous practices  :(

Dovegirl

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Very sorry to hear of this plan.   Please let us know if there's a petition, Dave.  But I fear it will be a losing battle.


That whole Brexit thing sucks more with every passing day

So true




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"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot" Joni Mitchell
Too little, too late, too bad......

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With worse to come.
Seconded. It's a disaster on so many levels.


. . . I was reading in the Guardian . . .  the despair of the people whose houses are on the edge of the site.
Yes, I read that piece too - it's here:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/01/residents-furious-brexit-lorry-park-kent-village
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richardh1905

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Sadly very apt, jimbob.  :(
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