Continuing from the previous consultation the Department for Transport (DfT) has launched another consultation process on the New Thames Crossing. With the tarmac from the widening of the M25 and the paint of the white lines from introduction of the new so-called “free-flow” toll hardly dry and the chaos caused by work on the A13 junction it cannot be believed that appropriate time and analysis of the affects they have had on traffic and congestion.
The DfT seems to be pushing very hard for the worse possible of all options, Option C, cutting across the end of Church Lane and very close to Norman Church and barn conversions with elevated sections running down the middle of all the green belt land all the way from Tilbury. The entire area will be blighted by this unnecessary and expensive tar and cement white elephant.
Read the details that DfT are prepared to make public here.
Have your say to the DfT “consultation” here.
You must sign the on-line petition against the development for us to have any chance of objecting or having a real say here.
Upminster and Cranham Residents Association “Have your say” can be found here.
Follow @NorthOckendon and @ThamesCrossing on twitter.
Facebook? Facebook page on NO to the crossing can be found here.
There are public information events held by DfT (where information based on maps that are 13 years out of date) at the following locations and dates.
Full information about these events is at Highways England: Lower Thames Crossing upcoming events.
|16 February 2016||11am to 7pm||East Tilbury, Essex||East Tilbury Primary School, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8SB|
|17 February 2016||11am to 7pm||Brentwood, Essex||East and West Horndon Village Hall, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3TP|
|18 February 2016||11am to 7pm||Tilbury, Essex||Lansdowne Primary Academy, Lansdowne Road, Tilbury, RM18 7QB|
|19 February 2016||12:30pm to 9pm||Bluewater, Kent||Bluewater Shopping Centre, Bluewater Parkway, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9ST|
|20 February 2016||10:30am to 4pm||Bluewater, Kent||Bluewater Shopping Centre, Bluewater Parkway, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9ST|
|22 February 2016||11am to 7pm||Bexley, Kent||Hurst Community Centre, Hurst Place, Hurst Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 3LH|
|23 February 2016||11am to 7pm||Northfleet, Kent||Eastgate Events Venue, 141 Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8AD|
|26 February 2016||11am to 7pm||Dartford, Kent||Temple Hill Community Centre, Temple Hill Square, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5HY|
|27 February 2016||10:30am to 4pm||Dartford, Kent||Orchard Shopping Centre, High Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DN|
|1 March 2016||11am to 7pm||Basildon, Essex||The Towngate Theatre, St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL|
|3 March 2016||11am to 7pm||Grays, Essex||Thurrock Council of Voluntary Services, The Beehive Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP|
|4 March 2016||11am to 7pm||Grays, Essex||Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Way, Grays, RM20 2ZP|
|5 March 2016||10:30am to 4pm||Grays, Essex||Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Way, Grays, RM20 2ZP|
|7 March 2016||11am to 7pm||Maidstone, Kent||Kent County Council, Sessions House, County Hall, County Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ|
|8 March 2016||11am to 7pm||Rochester, Kent||The Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester, Medway, Kent, ME1 1LS|