14 SEP 2017

Pollution yet another reason for new Deal to Dover road

The roads to Dover and Deal are put under huge strain every day. Thousands of lorries travel along the A20 and A2 to the port. And thousands of cars go between Dover and Deal on the only main road available – the A258. Traffic levels have been rising for decades. Yet the capacity to handle it is the same. It's no surprise the roads so easily get congested. This is why I've been fighting for more investment in our roads. To get the A2 dualled and the M20 lorry...

11 SEP 2017

Congestion means air in Deal is worse than parts of London

Parts of Deal suffer worse air pollution than areas of central London. That is shocking and I want to see action to address it.  Research carried out by local campaign group Deal With It found nitrogen dioxide levels measured 52.9 micrograms per cubic metre. The EU's legal limit is 40. They were taking readings near Deal Castle as part of an air quality study by Friends of the Earth. The reading was the only one in east Kent to exceed the legal limit. After...

07 SEP 2017

Duty free return would boost Dover and Deal

The return of duty free sales on travel to and from the European Union would deliver a real boost for Dover and Deal. It would benefit the ferry industry, as duty free goods will attract more people to travel. And it will boost visits to our cruise port at the Western Docks. By having one non-EU stopover on a cruise, the entire journey becomes duty and tax free for passengers. The return of duty free would mean towns and regions home to ports or small airports...

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