The Greater London Council and TfL are currently considering a new bridge linking Rainham, near Marsh Way to Belvedere. The suggested crossing would operate on a toll system similar to that of the Dartford Crossing.

As your Member of Parliament I am writing and asking you to raise your concerns, asLondon Riverside (BID) Ltd have confirmed that ‘without doubt this proposal will have a major impact on property (land & rental values) and traffic congestion'.

This is the link to an online survey for you to raise your concerns:

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/river-crossings.

There will also be a consultation roadshow event taking place on Wednesday 30th July 1.00pm till 7.00pm at CEME, Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex RM13 8EU.

Opportunities to provide a response to the plans via the link above are open till the 12th September. As your local MP, I will be contacting London Riverside Ltd and TfL to find out the implications of the proposal. I would also urge local residents to attend the meeting on the 30th July to find out more and air your views.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to call my office on: 020 8984 7854 or email at: jon.cruddas.mp@parliament.uk