Lower Thames Crossing consultation 2020

Closes 25 Mar 2020

Opened 29 Jan 2020


About this guide

At the end of 2018, we held the most comprehensive consultation Highways England has ever undertaken. Almost 29,000 people shared their views on our proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing, a new road connecting Kent, Thurrock and Essex through a tunnel beneath the River Thames.

Have Your Say


We’ve reviewed the feedback received through our previous consultation and have continued to progress our designs ahead of submitting a Development Consent Order application later this year.

It is vital we get all aspects of the design, construction and operation of the crossing right to ensure we can minimise its impacts and maximise its benefits. We would now like to hear your views on our proposed changes to the route.

This is the latest stage in the planning process and is an opportunity for you to have your say. The following pages outlines the changes to the route, provides project updates, explains how to give your feedback and details the planning process we will go through before the final decision is made by the Secretary of State for Transport.

To view the suite of documents created for our statutory consultation in 2018 and read our summer 2019 update on the responses we received please visit: https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/ltc/consultation/

To learn more about the selection of the preferred route for the Lower Thames Crossing please visit our 2016 route consultation.

Highways England

Highways England is a government-owned company that works with the Department for Transport.

We operate, maintain and improve England’s motorways and major A-roads, also known as the strategic road network.

Our aim is to ensure that road users have safer and more reliable journeys, and that businesses have the high-quality, effective road links they need to prosper.

Start the consultation: Section 1: Foreword

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Give Us Your Views


  • Anyone from any background


  • Roads