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Lower Thames Crossing: Community Impacts Consultation begins this month

Lower Thames Crossing: Community Impacts Consultation begins this month

Monday 5 July 2021

The next round of public consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing begins on Wednesday, July 14, and runs for eight weeks until Wednesday, September 8. Highways England says: “This Community Impacts Consultation will give people the opportunity to review and comment on our plans to build and operate the Lower Thames Crossing, and how we […] Read more >

High Court challenge puts Lower Thames Crossing in the spotlight

High Court challenge puts Lower Thames Crossing in the spotlight

Thursday 1 July 2021

The future of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing was highlighted this week (Tuesday and Wednesday, June 29-30) when a legal challenge against the government’s roadbuilding programme was heard in the High Court. The challenge was brought by the Transport Action Network and targeted the Department for Transport’s £27.4 billion roadbuilding scheme (labelled Road Investment Strategy […] Read more >

Please tell Natural England you want the Swanscombe peninsula protected

Please tell Natural England you want the Swanscombe peninsula protected

Tuesday 8 June 2021

The deadline for supporting the designation of the Swanscombe peninsula as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is Monday, July 12, 2021. Can you spare 10 minutes to tell Natural England you agree that this nationally important wildlife site should be protected? The importance of the Swanscombe peninsula for nature was recognised by Natural […] Read more >

London Resort developer accused of providing ‘insufficient’ information on traffic impact

London Resort developer accused of providing ‘insufficient’ information on traffic impact

Tuesday 25 May 2021

The developer behind the proposed London Resort theme park has been accused of failing to provide enough information about the impact of increased traffic on road and rail in north Kent and London. In damning submissions from leading transport organisations to the Planning Inspectorate, it is suggested that transport infrastructure could be overwhelmed by traffic […] Read more >

London Resort to make no ‘material’ changes to plans as CPRE joins other conservation groups in pushing for rethink

London Resort to make no ‘material’ changes to plans as CPRE joins other conservation groups in pushing for rethink

Wednesday 19 May 2021

The developer behind the proposed London Resort theme park on the Swanscombe peninsula is ploughing on with the project, although it will be changing its plans after the location’s designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). London Resort Holding Company has been granted an extra four months to submit revised documents in its […] Read more >

Estuary 2021: a celebration of the ‘unfashionable end of the Thames’

Estuary 2021: a celebration of the ‘unfashionable end of the Thames’

Tuesday 18 May 2021

You can enjoy more than 90 artworks and events during the Estuary 2021 festival, which begins on Saturday (May 22). Held along the 107-mile trail of the Thames estuary, it celebrates the lives, landscapes and histories found there through visual art, literature, music and film. It can be enjoyed for free, outdoors and in a […] Read more >

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 >