Operation Stack Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 Introduction

2 Background

Brief history of Operation Stack

Operation Stack in summer 2015

Short-term measures introduced in 2015

Leasing of the former Manston Airport site

Other short-term measures

The off-road solution: a permanent lorry park

Arguments for a lorry park

Government funding commitment

Highways England consultation, 2015–16

Construction timetable

3 Costs and benefits of the lorry park

Frequency and duration of Operation Stack

Immediate costs of Operation Stack

Cost estimates

How far the lorry park will reduce costs

Cost of Operation Stack to the wider UK economy

Cost of building the lorry park

Whole Life Costs

Impact of the lorry park on the local area

The lorry park as a solution to fly-parking

4 Alternatives to the lorry park

Upgrading the M20

Increasing capacity at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel

Network of smaller lorry parks

Virtual queueing

Switching operators

Upgrading the A2 / M2 freight corridor

Use of alternative ports

Modal shift

5 Conclusions and Recommendations

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





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