accommodate the extra homes scheduled for the county, BBC Radio Four's Today
programme reported this morning.
live in the Pas de Calais and work in Kent, Today said.
Under government plans, Kent is due to accommodate an extra 116,000 homes
over the next few years. Alex King, county council cabinet member for
regeneration, told Today this would be the equivalent of imposing a city the
size of Nottingham on the county.
'The people of Kent have a right to expect that we look at every option to
mitigate the effect,' he said.
Mr King said there are already people who commute between Kent and France on
a weekly basis.
'It's not beyond the leap of imagination to see ways and means, provided
there is sufficient capacity in the tunnel, for a much greater number of
people to move across, with a consequent reduction in fare costs,' he said.