Lower Thames Crossing Public Consultation Announcement


Eight-week consultation will run from Wednesday 14th July to 23:59 on Wednesday 8th September 2021.

This Community Impacts Consultation will give people the opportunity to review and comment on Highways England’s plans to build and operate the Lower Thames Crossing, and how it proposes to reduce its impact on the local community and environment. 

Topics include changes to traffic, air quality, noise and vibration, as well as the impact of the new crossing on the environment and landscape. The consultation will also include some changes made to the project since the previous consultation in 2020.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the project is providing a range of ways to access information including a dedicated consultation website, webinars and a telephone service.

If government guidance permits the project will also host a series of in-person events at locations along the proposed route. A range of documents will be also published alongside new visualisations and video flythroughs giving an overview of the route before, during and after it is built. 

Highways England plans to submit a new application later this year to restart the 18 month (approx) consent process. If given the green light, construction is expected to start in 2024 and take around six years, leading to a revised road opening date between 2029 and 2030.  

Essex Chambers will be holding an event with the Lower Thames Crossing on Wednesday 30th June 2021, 9.30am – 11.30am.

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