2017 Report details for project: M20 Lorry Area

Project name M20 Lorry Area - there are 3 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2017 (data is from September 2016)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: A permanent solution for Operation Stack in Kent. This includes the provision of up to 4,000 HGV parking spaces including safe access and egress from/to the M20 Motorway and associated technology and signage. The project has a high level of political interest. The project aims to resolve: 1. Improve journeys in Kent during times when Operation Stack is called due to service disruptions at the Channel ports. 2. Boost economic growth and opportunity in Kent which are affected during times of Operation Stack, including local businesses and tourism. 3. Provide a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable transport system in Kent during times of Operation Stack and service disruptions at the ports and taking in to account the projected increase in freight volume within the next decade by both Channel ports. In November 2015, Government announced £250m will be allocated for a lorry holding area to manage disruption from Operation Stack. A site at Stanford West was announced by the DfT Secretary of State in July 2015. However, the decision was subject to a Judicial Challenge in October 2016
DCA text: The HE Project Team has taken onboard the Q2 IPA Narrative. The project team has been working on solutions that would help to address the concerns associated with the Judicial Review and allow further progress on the scheme. Start Date Original Baseline 25/11/2015 Start Date Latest Approved Baseline 30/01/2018 Project Closure (End Date) Original Baseline 20/01/2018 Project Closure (End Date) Latest Approved Baseline 30/11/2019
Start date 2015-11-25
End date 2018-01-20
Schedule text The Project is currently subject to Judicial Challenge which was lodged in October 2016 and validated by court in November 2016. A hearing is scheduled for December 2017. Construction works were initially planned to start in October 2016, then delayed to December 2016 due to detail design delays. Since the Judicial challenge was lodged, the project team has been exploring means to increase the confidence in delivery of the project by working on an alternative design.
Baseline £230.00m
Forecast £86.50m
Variance -62.00%
Variance text: As the project has been subject to Judicial Challenge, the largest variances are due to: 1. Land purchase delayed until JR outcome envisaged mid July 2017 2. Construction cost for permanent works which were initially forecasted to start in October 2016
Whole Life Cost £250.00m
WLCost text: The project team has tasked the Contractor to undertake an estimate of the new design. Following this estimate being completed it is envisaged that the project remain deliverable within the £250m Government allocated budget.
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