Lower Thames Crossing local refinement consultation 2022

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Closes 20 Jun 2022

Introduction

From July to September 2021, we carried out a community impacts consultation on our proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing, which would connect Kent, Thurrock, Essex and Havering through a tunnel beneath the River Thames. Our last consultation asked for your views on our plans for building and operating the new road and on changes to our proposals presented during our design refinement consultation in 2020. 

We’re now holding this non-statutory local refinement consultation to seek your feedback on a small number of changes, ahead of submitting our Development Consent Order (DCO) application later this year. 

We are asking you a series of questions on the changes since the community impacts consultation. You can answer all or only some of the questions in this response form, depending on the issues that are most important to you. There is also an opportunity to comment generally on the project and this consultation. We suggest you read the questions before responding, as this will help you provide feedback in the appropriate parts of the response form.

If you provided feedback during our statutory consultation in 2018, our supplementary and design refinement consultations in 2020, or our community impacts consultation in 2021, your comments will be summarised anonymously in our Consultation Report. This will include an explanation of how we have considered each point raised by respondents. 

The Consultation Report will form part of our DCO application, which we plan to submit to the Planning Inspectorate later this year. If you would like to refer to points made in earlier consultations, please copy them into this response form. Any feedback we receive during this consultation will be included and responded to in the Consultation Report.

We have produced a set of documents for this consultation. They include:

The documents mentioned above are also available on the local refinement consultation website.

Please provide your feedback by 23.59 on 20 June 2022.  
Any responses sent after this point may not be included in our analysis.

We have also produced a document to explain the feedback received from the community impacts consultation, which includes graphs showing the results for all the questions that we asked. This is called the ‘Response to community impacts consultation’ document.

In addition, we have produced a document to explain the other project changes and minor refinements following engagement with affected landowners and others with an interest in land. This is called the ‘Landowner engagement and minor refinements’ document.

You can view both these documents on our project website:  
https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/lower-thames-crossing/contact-us-and-archive/public-presentations-and-documents/