Live exports to resume at the Port of Ramsgate on Friday at 7am, it's just been announced.
A High Court injunction has been served on Thanet District Council overturning its decision to suspend live animal exports through the port.
Leader of Thanet District Council, Cllr Clive Hart, said: “The appalling incidents of 12th September were a very clear and practical indication to the council that the Port of Ramsgate is not an appropriate place to carry out the export of live animals.
“The council is very clear in our view of this trade. However, if despite our strongest possible efforts to ensure the welfare of animals moving through the Port of Ramsgate, the High Court still determines that the Port must re-open to this trade, then our hands are absolutely tied."
The interim relief granted by the judge covers shipments due to pass through the port on Thursday and Friday and the following Monday and Tuesday. It also covers the three Dutch companies involved for future shipments.
An emergency High Court order has lifted a freeze on the movement of livestock through the Port of Ramsgate. The move allows for 45,000 lambs to be shipped to France.