Having a commodity business of my own I fully support and applaud the regeneration of the Port of Dover but not at the unknown cost of a site of site of national ecological and historic significance. We must ensure that the great sands, the final resting place of thousands of wrecks and aircraft, countless seamen as well as 80 known Battle of Britain pilots are left in the peace they deserve.
My own Grandfather fought on the Dover frontline during the war – with another who fought in North Africa and many friends and business partners who have also served their country the idea of potentially disturbing the remains of those who have laid down their lives for our today is an unfathomable. We would not allow this on land, why then at sea.
I am a great supporter of the development of Dover and its port as well as major future infrastructure projects but not at an unknown cost – once a wreck site is disturbed, no matter by design or incident it is lost for good and with it a piece of our collective heritage.
Working in communications myself I have found the response to our campaign from the DHB incredulous – no matter where people are based or whatever their motivation they have a right to be heard. I have no hesitation In supporting this worthy campaign to help preserve our national heritage.