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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:

Council response highlights issues with Lower Thames Crossing

17 March 2020
Thurrock Council has set out its concerns that Highways England’s current proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing route could do Thurrock considerable community, environmental and economic harm in its response to their most recent consultation.
The council’s response says that current proposals will sever existing communities, could cost the local economy more than £200m, and will cause additional air and noise pollution in the borough.

Report identifies potential economic harm of Lower Thames Crossing proposals

28 February 2020
A report commissioned by Thurrock Council highlights the possible economic and social harm that could be done to Thurrock if Highways England goes ahead with its current proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing route.
The report, which was published today (Friday 28 February), finds that possible harm caused by the current proposals includes:

Residents urged to make their voice heard in latest Lower Thames Crossing consultation

30 January 2020
Thurrock Council is urging residents to make their voice heard and take part in Highways England's latest phase of public consultation on their Lower Thames Crossing proposals.
Highways England have made changes to their proposals following the first round of consultation which received over 28,000 responses.
These changes include: