People in Kent are tired of lorries parking in dangerous and inappropriate places, and the awful littering and fouling that goes with it. I’ve had hundreds of letters, emails and angry tweets about it – that’s why I asked Theresa May to back my campaign to ban fly-parking.
I said: "Across the country, and particularly in Kent, lorry fly-parking is a blight. It is antisocial and dangerous. Will my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister support my campaign for more lorry parking spaces, more effective enforcement and, ultimately, a ban on lorries parking in unauthorised places?"
She replied: "I recognise the concern that my hon. Friend has raised; it is one that is shared by many Kent MPs who see this problem only too closely in their own constituencies. May I assure her that the Government share the desire to ensure that we do not see this fly-parking of lorries across Kent and that we do provide suitable lorry parking facilities in Kent? I know that the Under-Secretary of Statefor Transport, my hon. Friend Andrew Jones, is looking at this issue very carefully. I recognise, from my time as Home Secretary, the pressure that can be put on the roads, villages and towns in Kent at particular times. The Government are working on it, and we will find a solution."