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Revised Lower Thames Crossing plans miss Easter target date

Revised Lower Thames Crossing plans miss Easter target date

Monday 19 April 2021

Highways England has failed to hit its own target in resubmitting plans for the Lower Thames Crossing. In November, the government agency withdrew its application for a Development Consent Order to build the Lower Thames Crossing, saying it would put in revised plans to the Planning Inspectorate by Easter. However, they have yet to appear, […] Read more >

Swanscombe wins SSSI designation… but there’s a four-month consultation to come

Swanscombe wins SSSI designation… but there’s a four-month consultation to come

Friday 12 March 2021

The Swanscombe peninsula – the area of the Thames estuary being targeted for the building of the country’s largest theme park – has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). National England announced yesterday (Thursday, March 11, 2021) that the peninsula’s “nationally important invertebrates, breeding birds, plants and geology” warranted such recognition. The […] Read more >

Does Transport Secretary revelation scupper plans for Lower Thames Crossing?

Does Transport Secretary revelation scupper plans for Lower Thames Crossing?

Monday 8 March 2021

Campaigners against the building of the Lower Thames Crossing between Kent an Essex have been encouraged by the news that the Secretary of State for Transport ignored the advice of his own officers in refusing to review the government’s road policy.   The Guardian’s front-page story revealed how Grant Shapps had dismissed the advice from civil […] Read more >

London Resort theme park makes it to examination stage

London Resort theme park makes it to examination stage

Monday 1 February 2021

Plans to build a huge theme park on the Thames estuary have passed their first hurdle. The Planning Inspectorate has accepted the application for a Development Consent Order to build the London Resort theme park between Greenhithe and Northfleet. This means the project, submitted by London Resort Company Holdings on New Year’s Eve and received […] Read more >

Thurrock land targeted in plans for London Resort theme park

Thurrock land targeted in plans for London Resort theme park

Tuesday 12 January 2021

The developer behind plans to build the country’s largest theme park in the Thames estuary has applied to the government for consent to proceed. London Resort Company Holdings submitted its application for a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate on New Year’s Eve (Thursday, January 31, 2020). The scheme has been designated a Nationally […] Read more >

Environmental mitigation, impact on traffic and approach to consultation among Lower Thames Crossing DCO issues

Environmental mitigation, impact on traffic and approach to consultation among Lower Thames Crossing DCO issues

Friday 27 November 2020

We reported last week that Highways England had withdrawn its application for a Development Consent Order to build the Lower Thames Crossing. Now we have been updated by HE on the issues relating to the Planning Inspectorate and the likely way forward. A message to  stakeholders said: “… we’ve now had further dialogue with the […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing: bid for planning consent delayed due to ‘early feedback’

Lower Thames Crossing: bid for planning consent delayed due to ‘early feedback’

Monday 23 November 2020

Plans to build the Lower Thames Crossing have been delayed with Highways England’s withdrawal of its application for a Development Consent Order. “We’ve withdrawn the Development Consent Order application for the Lower Thames Crossing based on early feedback we’ve had from the Planning Inspectorate,” said a spokesman for HE. “We will take time to collate […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing: Highways England submits application for Development Consent Order

Lower Thames Crossing: Highways England submits application for Development Consent Order

Monday 26 October 2020

Highways England has submitted its application for a Development Consent Order for the Lower Thames Crossing. The submission was made on Friday, October 23, to the Planning Inspectorate, which will decide, within 28 days, if it is accepted for examination. HE expects the Planning Inspectorate to make its decision on acceptance by Friday, November 20. […] Read more >

Council wins High Court injunction to block work at South Ockendon site

Council wins High Court injunction to block work at South Ockendon site

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Thurrock Council has obtained an interim High Court injunction to stop unauthorised work in the Green Belt at South Ockendon. It is the latest intervention by the council in a bid to limit illegal work on a travellers’ site there. The council announced that, after a hearing on Thursday, August 6, it had been granted […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing consultation: time (really is!) running out to make your voice heard

Lower Thames Crossing consultation: time (really is!) running out to make your voice heard

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Time is almost up! You have until 11.59pm tomorrow (Wednesday, August 12) to take part in Highways England’s consultation on further design revisions to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. There might not be enough time now for you to make a lengthy response, but it would be useful to make your voice heard. After all, […] Read more >