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Residents urged to have their say on proposals to take 'almost 11% of local green belt land'

12 May 2022
Thurrock Council is encouraging residents across the borough to share their views on controversial plans to build new roads and a further tunnel under the Thames, linking Thurrock to Kent.
The National Highways-led Lower Thames Crossing programme is set to be one of the largest transport infrastructure projects ever seen in the UK.
Under the current proposals, the crossing will incorporate two new 4km long tunnels running under the Thames, as part of 23km of new road infrastructure connecting the M25 to the A13 in Thurrock, through to the A2 in Kent.

Have your say on Lower Thames Crossing proposals

7 September 2021
Thurrock Council is urging residents not to miss out on the opportunity to have their say on the latest Highways England's Lower Thames Crossing consultation which comes to a close at midnight on Wednesday 8 September.
The Community Impacts Consultation details the latest Highways England plans for the Lower Thames Crossing, including how they propose to reduce impacts on the borough's residents and the environment, along with information on the legacy benefits they plan to create.

Residents urged to have their say in latest Lower Thames Crossing consultation

15 July 2021
Thurrock residents are being urged to have their say after Highways England launched the latest round of the Lower Thames Crossing consultation yesterday (14 July).
The Community Impacts Consultation details the latest Highways England plans for the Lower Thames Crossing, including how they propose to reduce impacts on the borough's residents and the environment, along with information on the legacy benefits they plan to create.

Joint statement on Lower Thames Crossing

23 November 2020
Joint statement from Thurrock Council and Gravesham Borough Council
The Lower Thames Crossing is one of the largest transport infrastructure projects we will see in our lifetimes.
While we are yet to understand the full reasons behind the withdrawal or what feedback Highways England has received from the Planning Inspectorate, the impact a project of this scale will have on our communities means it is only right that as much time as necessary is taken to ensure every last detail of the project is understood and has been assessed thoroughly.

Make your voice heard on the Lower Thames Crossing

14 July 2020
Thurrock Council is urging residents to make sure they take part in Highways England’s latest public consultation on their Lower Thames Crossing proposals.
Running from 14 July until 12 August 2020, this is the third round of consultation on plans to build a major highway through Thurrock as part of a proposed new Thames river crossing.
The consultation follows design refinements made as a result of previous consultation feedback and ongoing scheme development work, which takes technical constraints into account. The proposed changes include: