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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 >

Lower Thames Crossing faces two-year delay even if it wins planning permission… is this the beginning of the end?

Lower Thames Crossing faces two-year delay even if it wins planning permission… is this the beginning of the end?

Friday 10 March 2023

The beleaguered Lower Thames Crossing project has been delayed by two years… should it even be granted planning permission in the first place. With the Planning Inspectorate only having accepted the National Highways application for a Development Consent Order in December, yesterday’s (Thursday, March 10) announcement by Mark Harper, Secretary of State for Transport, represents […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing bid accepted for government inspection

Lower Thames Crossing bid accepted for government inspection

Friday 2 December 2022

Renewed plans for the hugely damaging Lower Thames Crossing have crossed their first hurdle with the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to accept the National Highways scheme for examination. CPRE has campaigned hard against the proposal and the decision to accept the Decision Consent Order comes as a blow. Across the river, Hilary Newport, director of CPRE […] 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 >

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 >