Dover IBF Press Release

Over £18.3 Million Squandered on
Scrapped Dover Inland Border Facility

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Dover and Deal Liberal Democrats have been shocked to discover that the proposed Dover Inland Border Facility (Dover IBF), located at White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, which was scrapped in mid-June 2022 after only 7 weeks of construction work, has cost the taxpayer well over £18.3 million.

Following a question to HM Treasury posed by Lib Dem Peer, Baroness Randerson, asking the cost of acquiring the land for the proposed Dover IBF, the government has revealed that it will not divulge the “initial cost” of the land, which they say is confidential, despite it being bought with taxpayers’ money!  In addition, the Department for Transport (DfT), the current owner of the land, has disclosed that £6.4 million was spent on preparatory works by HMRC and a further £11.9 million by the DfT towards site readiness. (https://bit.ly/3RjwwvK)

 

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