English residents of Sevington and other cities near the English Channel and the port of Kent are now struggling with local construction efforts as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), forcing the country to build new customs facilities near major ports of entry.
The Associated Press reported that many residents of the area who voted strongly for Brexit have expressed horror at the construction of new facilities needed to trade in goods coming from EU countries. Earlier, they were swung across the English Channel and other ports of entry as part of the single market that Britain voted to leave.
“This has never been part of Brexit’s actual sales and marketing,”
Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016, but has not signed a formal agreement to establish open trade links with the EU’s single market, of which Britain remains a member until the end of the withdrawal agreement later this year. The leaders of the two bodies have been trying to reach such an agreement for months.
The chairman of Sevington Parish Council told the PA that locals had not been consulted on plans for a “temporary traffic management” facility that could be used to store hundreds or thousands of trucks as a result of a customs lag that is being built. near a medieval church.
“So far no local has seen the plans,” Rick Martin told the AP.
“People are quite confused at the moment what it will look like when there are 1,000 [trucks] parked on the other side of the road, “he added.
A Kent County Council member who is a member of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party told the AP that building the facility means new jobs for the area.
“We need a job,” Paul Bartlett told the AP. “I hope that we will have 300 jobs and that there is a good apprenticeship system for which young people can sign up and develop a career for themselves.
“The beautiful part of the country is habitable and sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth,” he continued.