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Keep this fight going: the message is clear at Lower Thames Crossing walk

Keep this fight going: the message is clear at Lower Thames Crossing walk

Monday 18 July 2022

“This is not a done deal – the Lower Thames Crossing is hanging by a thread.” Becca from Transport Action Network had travelled from Hampshire to join a range of campaigners for last week’s Woodland Trust walk at Shorne Woods Country Park and Ashenbank Wood near Gravesend. Both sites (they comprise part of the same […] Read more >

Last call on LTC consultation: it ends today

Last call on LTC consultation: it ends today

Monday 20 June 2022

Today’s the day! The Local Refinement Consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing concludes at 11.59pm tonight (Monday, June 20). It is of course very much last call, and the matter is complex, so if you would like a helping hand you can see can Thames Crossing Action Group’s step-by-step guide to the consultation here […] Read more >

The latest (and perhaps final) LTC consultation has less than a week to run – here’s a step-by-step guide

The latest (and perhaps final) LTC consultation has less than a week to run – here’s a step-by-step guide

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Time is running short if you’re planning on taking part in what might be the final consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The Local Refinement Consultation set up by National Highways concludes at 11.59pm on Monday, June 20. We highly recommend submitting your views as the more responses received by NH the better. Our […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing consultation: read the response from our colleagues across the river

Lower Thames Crossing consultation: read the response from our colleagues across the river

Monday 6 June 2022

We reported here that what is likely to be the final consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing ends on Monday, June 20. Our friends on the Gravesham committee of CPRE Kent have been working on their response to the consultation and you can read that here – it might help you with your own. Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing: what might be the final consultation begins tomorrow

Lower Thames Crossing: what might be the final consultation begins tomorrow

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Lower Thames Crossing. Consultations. We’ve been here before, right? Well, yes, the build-up to the potential building of the new road does seem to have been around a long time, but the next consultation is, we suspect, likely to be the last before National Highways resubmits its plans. The Local Refinement Consultation begins tomorrow (Thursday, […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing: learn the latest about the scheme at four drop-in events

Lower Thames Crossing: learn the latest about the scheme at four drop-in events

Friday 11 February 2022

In one of our longer-running sagas, National Highways (formerly Highways England) has announced four Lower Thames Crossing drop-in events at which visitors can learn about project updates and ask any questions they have. We are told there will be information about proposed routes for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders, along with news of how the government […] Read more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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