Category Archives: Local Issues

Consultation on Gravesham Local Plan “fundamentally flawed” says campaign group

A consultation document sent to 48,000 homes asking for feedback on plans to build 8,000 homes in Gravesham is ‘fundamentally flawed’, according to one campaign group. The eight-week consultation launched yesterday but includes a question asking residents if they want to see development on the Green Belt, a question which has caused a lot of controversy in… Continue reading »

KenEx Thames Transit tram from Bluewater to Lakeside takes step forward: something to get behind

Plans to build a £600 million tram route connecting Kent and Essex have taken a significant step forward with the publication of plans for an interchange and projected revenue and operating costs. The KenEx project would see a route running between Bluewater and Lakeside, through a 1km tunnel under the River Thames, and one between… Continue reading »

Video offers drivers sneak peak of Lower Thames Crossing between Gravesend and Thurrock

A new video offering to take drivers on a journey through the proposed Lower Thames Crossing has been released by Highways England. The three-minute clip begins by stating the design may change. It then shows users where the route lies in relation to settlements before taking them through one of the two-mile three-lane tunnels under… Continue reading »

A2 road consultation has begun

Highways England: We are proposing to improve the A2 junctions at Bean and Ebbsfleet. The improvements are committed within the Government’s road investment strategy and are considered necessary to support the level of development proposed for this region… The consultation about our proposals will help to inform the development of the scheme. Your comments will help us… Continue reading »

Affordable housing at Ebbsfleet

Affordable housing provider Moat has one and two bedroom apartments in Ebbsfleet Garden City with shares in your new property starting at £81,000. Click here for more details Cross-post from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation  website   by

Lower Thames Crossing submits Environmental Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate

Highways England has now submitted an Environmental Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate. The report is subject to a consultation process led and managed by the Planning Inspectorate as part of the Development Consent Order (DCO) process. A DCO is a decision-making process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and is how planning permission will be… Continue reading »

Spending on theme park in Kent tops £45m since inception

Theme park developers spent more than £10 million last year on plans for a £3.2 billion tourist attraction in Kent as delays continue to affect the project. A leaked email has revealed bosses have pushed back the unveiling of their updated proposals yet again. The team behind the London Resort, formerly known as London Paramount, will… Continue reading »