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Lower Thames Crossing (LTC)

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Lower Thames Crossing - Preferred Route Option C Announced

Thanks to everyone who completed the questionnaire.

See a copy of our formal Parish Council response.

(Formats: PDF | Word )

>> Link to the Radio Kent debate on Lower Thames Crossing.
>> See photographs of the Public Meeting with
Highways England, Saturday 12th March 2016.
Also see the Q&A Session videos
Part One | Part Two | Part Three

Download and print our NO to Option C poster
(Formats: Word | PDF | JPEG | GIF )
 Protest Letter to Secretary of State for Transport.
(Download letter in
PDF | Word | plain text )

Below: Higham villagers turned out on Saturday 13th February to demonstrate against Option C whilst BBC South East Today reporter Fiona Irving interviewed Cllr Harold Craske.
Fiona Irving filming Higham villagers protesting against Option C

 Web Update 19 - Preferred Route Announcement  [ 20 April 2017 ]

Although the Parish Council is extremely disappointed with the recent announcement of the preferred route (see map) for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, it is not altogether surprising. Many of us thought that the decision to go with Option C had already been taken prior to the consultation.

The key issue now is to ensure that local people are represented around the table as the next steps are taken. This does not mean that there will not be a challenge to the decision, the consultation process and the way in which petitions were seemingly discounted - work is already underway to examine the legal issues as well as reviewing potential for future actions and protests at local and national level. We will be working with groups and organisations, including the other local Parish Councils and Action Groups in Essex.

However, we must be prepared to be fully engaged with all discussions about the finer details of the route, mitigations, environmental protections etc. Of specific importance, are the discussions and decisions about a possible junction on the A226, impact on the A2 and our local roads, as we well as the protection of the environment and the Green Belt, not to mention pollution and health concerns.

It is essential that we continue to urge the Government to really listen to our concerns and issues.

We will continue to keep residents informed of everything related to the Crossing – through updates:
• here on this website (www.higham-kent-pc.gov.uk/ltc)
• the Parish Council Facebook page
• posters on the Parish Council Noticeboards (Forge Lane – outside the Library, Three Crutches, the green Lower Rochester Road, Lower Higham)
• posters in the Post Office and Village Greengrocers.

If you would like to be added to the email list we can send updates directly to you – email sue3906@gmail.com to be added to this list.

For further information about the Lower Thames Crossing go to:

Any questions about the Lower Thames Crossing:  email sue3906@gmail.com or phone 07480 518 493.

You can email us with any comments: enquiries@higham-kent-pc.gov.uk


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Updated: 21-Apr-2017