Welcoming second border facility announcement

This week I welcomed the news of the location of the second border facility coming to Dover.

This follows the consultation on the operational plans for the HMRC site at the White Cliffs Business Park. The second facility, also at the White Cliffs Business Park, brings the total investment by the Government in Dover’s port facilities to over £100million, and securing at least 650 jobs across both sites.

The second facility is part of the new UK border controls that will ensure that food, plant and animal goods coming into the country meet stringent UK requirements.

It’s been a hard-fought campaign to secure these two border facilities. It’s good news to see this investment and jobs secured, which will fuel confidence in our local economy. Dover is and must remain the UK’s premier port. These new border facilities will help to strengthen Dover’s future.

The jobs and money will be a real benefit. At least 650 jobs will be located at the two sites. As well as ensuring that there are strong border controls on trade, taxes and food security.

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