Lower Thames Crossing supplementary consultation - Property and landowners

Closes 25 Mar 2020

Opened 29 Jan 2020

Overview

Property and landowners

We have revised our development boundary to reflect the design changes and to include the additional land we will require to divert utilities and establish new natural habitat areas, including planting trees and vegetation. The development boundary is illustrated on the following pages and outlines the land we currently consider would be required to deliver the project.

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At statutory consultation the development boundary comprised 20.08km² and it’s now 26.21km². There are approximately 270 residential and business properties within the revised development boundary. Around 190 of these are only affected by works to adjust the existing electricity wires above the properties, so will not need to be purchased for the project. Of the other 80 properties around 40 will require demolition and others will be impacted by construction works or would need changes to how they are accessed.

A comparison of the development boundary presented at statutory consultation and the revised boundary is shown on the following pages. Within this revised development boundary, some of the land along the route of the new road will be required permanently.

Where we are diverting utilities, such as power lines or gas pipelines, we will use the land temporarily and then retain permanent rights over the land for those diversions. Other areas, for example construction sites, will also only be needed temporarily. When work is complete, any land will be reinstated as before and returned to its owner wherever possible.

Find out more
For more information on utilities, please see section 8.

The revised development boundary includes replacement land for open space, common and other special category land. The purpose of the replacement land is to replace such special category land that is proposed to be compulsorily acquired or in which permanent rights are sought as part of the proposals. The replacement land can be seen in Map Book 1: General Arrangements.

We have a duty to contact everyone who lives in, or owns, land or property in the revised development boundary. We have a dedicated land and property team who are active in the community and are happy to discuss with any landowner their concerns and explain any rights they may have.

Information about the Statutory Blight process and when compensation may be available can be found in the Highways England publications listed below.

Your Property and Blight
Information for property owners within the development boundary.

Your Property and Discretionary Purchase
Information for those who live outside the development boundary but may need to sell their property.

Your Property and Compulsory Purchase
How compulsory purchase works.

Have your say
To comment on the revised development boundary, answer question 2a and 2b in the response form.

Statutory consultation 2018 development boundary and Revised development boundary

 

Find out more
To look at the development boundary and the land affected, see Map Book 1 and Map Book 2. For a more detailed breakdown of temporary and permanent land use, please refer to Map Book 2: Land Use.

 

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