Lower Thames Crossing supplementary consultation - Foreword

Closed 2 Apr 2020

Opened 29 Jan 2020


Welcome to the Lower Thames Crossing supplementary consultation. Following our statutory consultation in 2018 we are now proposing a number of design changes which are detailed in the following pages. This is your opportunity to view and comment on the proposed changes.

Chris Taylor, Director, Complex Infrastructure Programme
Chris Taylor, Director, Complex Infrastructure Programme

The Lower Thames Crossing is part of the biggest investment in the country’s road network for a generation and an essential component in the UK’s future transport infrastructure. It will boost local, regional and national economies, while offering new connections, better journeys and fewer delays.

This supplementary consultation is the next step in progressing our proposals before we submit our Development Consent Order (DCO) application later this year.

28,493 responses were received in our statutory consultation

Valuable feedback

Our statutory consultation in 2018 received a record-breaking response. Almost 29,000 people commented, 89% via our consultation website. Feedback indicated significant support for our proposals with more than 80% of respondents recognising the need for a new crossing and 70% supporting the location.

Using this valuable feedback, along with ongoing design development, we have refined our proposals with a strong focus on maximising benefits and delivering value for money. We also remain determined to minimise the impact on communities, the environment and the local landscape.

We will produce a Consultation Report that explains whether, and how, we have changed the proposals in response to feedback received from the statutory consultation and this supplementary consultation. The report will form part of our application for development consent.

Share your views

It is important that we get all aspects of the Lower Thames Crossing right, so we are holding this non-statutory consultation to ask for your views on the changes to the project since statutory consultation. You can get all the information you need from this guide, the additional documents on our website, or by attending one of our local consultation events.

Please take the opportunity to let us know what you think. Working together, we can shape the best solution.

Many thanks,

Chris Taylor Director,
Complex Infrastructure Programme,
Highways England

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