Autumn Statement slammed as government offer no update on Lower Thames Crossing

The future of a lower Thames crossing hangs in the balance, after the government failed to make any announcement at the Autumn Statement. Residents have been waiting for a response from government after a consultation earlier this year. Campaigners in Gravesham rallied against Highways England’s recommendation to build a bored tunnel east of Gravesend, while the… Continue reading »

£3.4 million for an improved bridge and walkways connecting Northfleet with Ebbsfleet Garden City

Millions are to be spent on a new bridge and improved walkways among improvements to connect existing communities with Ebbsfleet Garden City. The £3.4 million outlay will go towards pedestrian and cycle links around Northfleet, including the replacement of the pedestrian bridge at Church Path Pit and improving the path from Granby Road to the… Continue reading »

Paramount resort in Kent: Chinese companies could get preferential access to contracts in exchange for investment

Chinese companies may get preferential treatment for contracts to build a £3.2 billion entertainment resort in Kent in exchange for future investment. David Testa, chief executive of London Paramount, said Far East investors were delaying putting in cash for the theme park and hotel complex until they could discuss joining the supply chain for the… Continue reading »

Residents step up battle to protect pubs following illegal demolition of The Battle of Britain

Residents angered by the demolition of a historic Gravesend pub are taking action to prevent other public houses in the borough from suffering a similar fate. The demolition of the Battle of Britain pub on in Northfleet last month sparked protests after developers began work before approval had been granted by the council. Now residents are… Continue reading »