Latest Lower Thames Crossing consultation

Highways England have launched the latest Lower Thames Crossing public consultation, which last from now until 08 September 2021. A leaflet explaining the consultation process will be delivered to local homes.

Highways England have provided an explanation of the consultation below –

‘To get permission to build and operate the Lower Thames Crossing Highways England must follow a specific planning process and seek a Development Consent Order (DCO). 

In October 2020 we submitted an application for a DCO but following feedback and discussions with the Planning Inspectorate we withdrew it to provide more information. 

We have been working to address the Inspectorate’s feedback and, as part of this process, are holding a further round of public consultation to seek your views on:

  • Our plans to build and operate the Lower Thames Crossing and how we will mitigate its impact
  • Changes to the project since the design refinement consultation in 2020
  • How responses received at each of our previous consultations have informed the development of the project

This consultation is an important opportunity for you to have your say before we finalise our proposals and prepare to submit our application later this year.’

Further information and a link to submit online comments can be found on the Highways England LTC consultation web pages.

You can also submit a response form or comments via the following methods –

By post to FREEPOST LTC CONSULTATION (The Freepost address is the only text needed on the envelope, and no stamp is required.)


To book an appointment for additional support to help people provide feedback, ring 0300 123 5000 (weekdays between 9am and 5pm).

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