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Legal challenge aims to block widening of A12

Legal challenge aims to block widening of A12

Thursday 2 May 2024

The planned widening of the A12 between Hatfield Peverel and Marks Tey is facing a legal challenge. Huw Merriman, Minister of State for Transport, had granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the widening between junctions 20a and 25, his decision and reasons being announced on January 12. However, a claim for a judicial review […] Read more >

LTC examination: timetable revealed

LTC examination: timetable revealed

Monday 3 July 2023

We now have a complete timetable for the examination of the National Highways application for a Development Consent Order for the Lower Thames Crossing. The Planning Inspectorate published “the Rule 8 letter” on Tuesday last week (June 27); it includes: The examination timetable Further procedural decisions made by the Examining Authority Information about hearings and […] Read more >

London Resort examination will not begin before January 2022

London Resort examination will not begin before January 2022

Tuesday 24 August 2021

The proposed London Resort theme park has largely disappeared from the radar in recent months, so it is timely to give an update on proceedings. The plans for the country’s largest theme park, which CPRE Kent views as highly damaging to our natural environment, are targeted at the Swanscombe peninsula between Greenhithe and Northfleet. In […] 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We reported last week that Highways England had withdrawn its application for a Development Consent Order to build the Lower Thames Crossing.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 “We’ve withdrawn the Development Consent Order application for the Lower Thames Crossing based on early feedback we’ve had from the Planning Inspectorate,” said a spokesman for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 >