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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: 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 >

A12 widening: consultation expected next month

A12 widening: consultation expected next month

Monday 17 May 2021

Public consultation on the widening of the A12 between Chelmsford and the A120 should begin next month (June), Highways England has announced. Before any work can begin on the scheme, the length of the proposed route will be “investigated for undiscovered archaeology and evidence of local cultural heritage buried in the earth”. Already some 28 […] Read more >

Five times more funding needed to ‘bus back better’ in rural England, CPRE research reveals

Five times more funding needed to ‘bus back better’ in rural England, CPRE research reveals

Monday 22 March 2021

  The government will need to invest five times the amount it pledged last week for buses to provide everyone with ‘cheap, reliable and fast’ bus journeys The government’s National Bus Strategy is woefully unambitious and will continue to deliver “wholly inadequate” bus services, especially in rural areas, according to a report from CPRE, 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 >

A120 dualling scheme ‘will add £2.2 billion to Essex economy’

A120 dualling scheme ‘will add £2.2 billion to Essex economy’

Wednesday 9 September 2020

THE A120 is to be dualled between Braintree and the A12. The scheme has been included in the government’s latest Investment Strategy RIS2, which runs from April 2020 to March 2025. Highways England will take over work on the project from the county council, which prefers Option D, running from Galleys Corner at Braintree to […] Read more >

How the Chancellor’s ‘mini-Budget’ missed the mark on transport and housing

How the Chancellor’s ‘mini-Budget’ missed the mark on transport and housing

Friday 31 July 2020

CPRE, the countryside charity, has said that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘mini-Budget’ missed the mark on transport and housing. The Chancellor had been aiming to revive the economy through his A Plan for Jobs mini-Budget, announced earlier this month, but Tom Fyans, CPRE campaigns and policy director, said: “While we have seen promising starts on energy […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing: rallying call to take part in next phase of consultation

Lower Thames Crossing: rallying call to take part in next phase of consultation

Friday 3 July 2020

The next phase of consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing begins this month. Highways England is launching the four-week consultation on proposed design refinements to the planned road on Tuesday, July 14. It comes after 2018’s statutory consultation in 2018 and the supplementary consultation, which was completed this year. From July 14, we will […] Read more >

Stansted expansion plans not to be treated as NSIP, rules High Court

Stansted expansion plans not to be treated as NSIP, rules High Court

Monday 17 February 2020

The High Court has decided that a planning application to increase passenger numbers at Stansted Airport does not need to be treated as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). The announcement, made on Friday, February 7, that the Secretary of State for Transport does not have a statutory duty to treat the application as an […] Read more >

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