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‘Betrayed’: residents furious over Brexit lorry park to be built next to Kent villages

Letter sent on New Year’s Eve warns that area has been purchased for use as customs site

It was all quiet on the Dover front in the hours after the UK left the EU, as lorries continued to avoid the port.

But just minutes away, beyond the famous white cliffs, the sense of fury over Brexit was palpable as local residents came to terms with a government letter they received on New Year’s Eve telling them that from summer, their rural idyll of farmland and ancient Roman ways would be transformed into a customs clearance lorry park for 1,200 trucks.

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