Highways England have today launched a public consultation on a proposal to create a new Lower-Thames crossing. The plans are being considered in response to the increasing pressures on the Dartford crossing; which currently sees over 50 million crossings per year. The new proposal is to open a crossing in the form of a tunnel between East Tilbury and Gravesham (near Gravesend) – connecting Essex to Kent. It is anticipated by Highways England that the crossing will be in operation by 2027.

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:

 

Last week of consultations regarding Dartford Charging Scheme and Enforcement Regulations