Customs: Dover

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 27 June 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their reported alternative plans for the Dover Inland Border Facility site; and when they expect to apply for planning permission for these alternative plans.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Following HMRC’s decision not to build the Inland Border Facility (IBF) at Dover, the site will now revert to Department for Transport (DfT) as the owners of the land. Given the interest in minimising disruption on the strategic and local road network in Kent and at the ports, DfT is currently exploring alternative options for the development of the land including for easing pressure at the border. Any planning applications will depend upon the decisions on alternative use.

DfT will continue to engage with local stakeholders, businesses, residents and MPs to ensure that any development will benefit the local community and economy.

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