Thank you all for your kind messages. Current place is actually in Ingatestone, Essex so a move closer to me isn't such a bad thing. I have a lead on a storage place in Farningham, Kent which is 20 mins from home and would no longer mean a lovely return journey across the water at Dartford )
Finally, after 6 months of "temporary" storage near Chelmsford I now have permanent storage just outside Maidstone. 30 mins from home so no queuing to get through the Dartford Tunnel on a Friday night!!