Supporters of the project point to its economic impact and so far it has generated 130 jobs, according to an official announcement.
But near Sevington Church, which dates from the 13th century and is now an island of rural calm next to a sea of concrete, Liz Wright, a local Green Party adviser, denounced the pollution linked to the site. “It’s very sad when you think there were hedges, wildflowers, wildlife and trees, and now you only see this barren expanse of trucks and buildings,” she said. .
However, Ms Wright voted for Brexit because she opposes the European Union’s agricultural policy and believed that the bloc’s migration was driving wages down, and she hasn’t changed her mind either.
Those who wanted to stay in the European Union, like Linda Arthur, leader of the Village Alliance, a local group campaigning to persuade the government to dedicate some of the unused land to a wildlife site, can only nod their heads.
“It was a beautiful, peaceful and quiet country village – until now,” she said, adding that some villagers were a bit fed up with guiding foreign truck drivers lost out of the back streets.