Lower Thames Crossing – Have Your Say!!
The consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing opens today and residents, businesses and other stakeholders are encouraged to respond.
The following is a press release from Highways England:
Highways England has today launched a ten-week consultation on the latest designs for the Lower Thames Crossing, a major new road linking Kent, Thurrock and Essex which would nearly double road capacity across the river Thames and almost halve journey times at Dartford Crossing.
The 14.5 mile route connecting Gravesham in Kent and Thurrock in Essex would create a new, three-lane dual carriageway connecting the M2 near Rochester and the M25 in Essex between North and South Ockendon. It would include a 2.4 mile-long tunnel under the Thames between Gravesend and Tilbury – the longest road tunnel in the UK – and, at over 50 feet wide, the third largest bored tunnel in the world.
Details on how to take part in the consultation will be found at:
Over 25 public information events are being held across Kent, Essex, Thurrock and Havering. Additionally a mobile information van will visit 30 local communities to help people understand more about the proposals and put any questions directly to the project team. At each event, specialists will be available to answer queries on the proposed route, how it would be built and operated, and how Highways England plans to minimise the impact on the local environment and community.
More information on the scheme can be found HERE
Details of the public information events are as follows:
|Orsett Hall Hotel, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS||Thurrock||Tuesday 16 October from 2pm to 9pm|
|Bluewater Shopping Centre, Bluewater Parkway, Greenhithe, DA9 9ST,||Dartford||Saturday 20 October from 9am to 9pm, and Sunday 21 October from 11am to 5pm|
|Chalk Parish Hall, Pirrip Close, Gravesend, DA12 2ND,||Gravesham||Monday 22 October from 2pm to 9pm|
|Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, DA1 2JZ,||Dartford||Tuesday 23 October from 2pm to 9pm|
|West Horndon Village Hall, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon, CM13 3TP||Brentwood||Wednesday 24 October from 2pm to 9pm|
|Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Way, Grays, RM20 2ZP||Thurrock||Saturday 27 October from 9am to 9pm, and Sunday 28 October from 11am to 5pm|
|Tilbury Community Association, Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AA||Thurrock||Tuesday 30 October from 2pm to 9pm|
|Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend, DA12 4LG,||Gravesham||Thursday 1 November, from 2pm to 9pm|
|Shorne Village Hall, 16 The Street, Shorne, DA12 3EA,||Gravesham||Saturday 3 November from midday to 6pm|
|Thurrock Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU||Thurrock||Tuesday 6 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|Linford Methodist Church, East Tilbury Road, Linford, SS17 0QQ||Thurrock||Wednesday 14 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|Brandon Groves Community Club, Brandon Groves Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 6TD||Thurrock||Friday 16 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|The New Windmill Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, RM14 2QH||Havering||Saturday 17 November from midday to 6pm|
|Holiday Inn Basildon, Cranes Farm Road, Waterfront Walk, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3DG||Basildon||Monday 19 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|Gravesham Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AU,||Gravesham||Wednesday 21 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Lane, Upminster, RM14 3QH||Havering||Thursday 22 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|Havering College of Further & Higher Education, Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex||Havering||Monday 26 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|Holiday Inn Brentwood M25 junction 28, Brooke Street, Brentwood, CM14 5NF||Brentwood||Wednesday 28 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|Havering Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD||Havering||Friday 30 November from 2pm to 9pm|
|Doubletree Dartford Bridge Hotel, Masthead Close, Crossways Business Park, Dartford, DA2 6QF||Dartford||Monday 3 December from 2pm to 9pm|
|Dover Town Hall, Biggin Street, Dover, CT16 1DL||Dover||Tuesday 4 December, from 2pm to 9pm|
|Rochester Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester, ME1 1LS||Medway||Wednesday 5 December, from 2pm to 9pm|
|Chadwell Village Hall, Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4NX||Thurrock||Friday 7 December from 2pm to 9pm|