Tag Archives: Thames crossing

Lower Thames Crossing: New two-mile tunnel beneath River Thames to M25 announced by Government

Lower Thames Crossing: New two-mile tunnel beneath River Thames to M25 announced by Government

It’s back in the news…   A two-mile road tunnel beneath the River Thames has been announced by the Government.  Transport Secretary Chris Grayling revealed on Wednesday morning the preferred option for a new route to ease congestion at the Dartford Crossing. Highways England had said in January last year that it supported the tunnel… Continue reading »

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 »

‘The people of north Kent are being sold a pup’ – Gravesham council chiefs slam KCC over Lower Thames Crossing plans

Council chiefs in Gravesham say they have been misrepresented and that “the people of north Kent are being sold a pup” in the county council’s Local Transport Plan as the row over a Lower Thames Crossing rumbles on. The plan, which went to the Joint Transportation Board this week, they say fails to show that… Continue reading »

Councillors urge government to keep new Thames Crossing away from Dartford

A new Lower Thames Crossing must be kept away from Dartford in order to tackle air pollution in the town, councillors have told government. Last week, Dartford council urged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to make an early decision on the crossing, primarily based on the town’s ongoing traffic and congestion problems. However, Cllr Jonathon Hawkes (Lab)… Continue reading »

Transport secretary has been urged to make an early decision on a new Lower Thames Crossing

The transport secretary has been urged to make an early decision on a new Lower Thames Crossing. The new transport secretary, Chris Grayling is expected to announce his preferred site for the project later this year, with Highways England having recommended a £6 billion tunnel system east of Gravesend. The Gravesend crossing, dubbed Option C, if approved, would not… Continue reading »

Thames Crossing campaigners go head to head in postcard battle to win over government ministers

The debate over plans for a new Lower Thames Crossing shows no sign of slowing down, with the battle between Dartford and Gravesham now being fought by way of postcard campaigns. Last week the Shorne Action Group sent a series of postcards to government minsters, each adorned with a striking image showcasing the impact residents… Continue reading »

Lower Thames Crossing: Bosses reveal traffic fears and environmental concerns

“We have been hugely encouraged,” said Rob Audsley, the project manager for the Lower Thames Crossing, which has seen more than 13,000 people attend public events over nearly nine weeks of consultation on the plans for a new tunnel linking Kent and Essex. “We have had fantastic engagement with the public, businesses and local politicians…. Continue reading »