Submit your views NOW – Lower Thames Crossing Consultation

New images showing plans for The Lower Thames Crossing have been released as the project began its next phase of public consultation on the 29th January. This further consultation into Highways England’s proposed Lower Thames Crossing gives people the chance to have their say on latest changes to the multi-billion pound project.

The changes have been made after detailed analysis of the 29,000 responses received during the last consultation held in 2018, and new technical information following surveys and ground investigations.

Higham Parish Council 19th March 2020 Update

With the end of the consultation period looming and given the current COVID-19 pandemic Highways England have extended the consultation period that was due to end on the 25th March 2020.

Higham Parish Council are urging local residents to complete the consultation questionnaire and submit a response by the end of the new extended date of 11pm Thursday 2nd April 2020. The extension is to give people additional time to complete their consultation response.

In addition, the Consultation Project team will be opening a public consultation telephone service for members of the public who had planned to go to the remaining events (cancelled due to Coronavirus) the opportunity to speak to a member of the project team about the changes Highways England are consulting on. These will take place between 2pm and 8pm on Monday 23 March and Wednesday 25 March, on 020 3787 4300.

All consultation materials are available on the consultation website (

Until that time, you can share your views online:

You can also complete a paper response form to


or you are able to email your response to

Lower Thames Crossing Social Media Update

Highways England have launched a regular community video newsletter and new Facebook page. You can view the first video on a new Facebook page:

Lower Thames Crossing Facebook Page

This will provide an opportunity to keep you updated with HE plans and activities ahead of the submission their Development Consent Order next summer.

As well as Facebook, you can follow other social media and web based platforms for future news – see the links below:

Want to find out more?

For all of the latest news from Highways England relating to the Lower Thames Crossing (including this fly-through video of the entire proposed route), visit the official Lower Thames Crossing website:

Lower Thames Crossing - Highways England

We will be keeping you updated as the project progresses so please do revisit regularly to keep abreast of the Lower Thames Crossing news affecting the Parish and its surrounds.

The Parish Council