Help shape our plans
The location and design of the Lower Thames Crossing has been shaped by feedback from the local community, stakeholders and businesses since the start.
Our statutory consultation in 2018 received a record-breaking response, with almost 29,000 people sharing their views (Read our Project update – 2018 consultation and next steps for the Lower Thames Crossing) . We’ve listened carefully and have made changes based on feedback as we continue to develop our proposals.
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 remain determined to minimise the impact on communities, the environment and the landscape and will continue to engage with people every step of the way.
Legacy and benefits
We are working with our stakeholders to identify opportunities to help local communities. The design will deliver enormous benefits, but we want to do more. We want to leave a lasting legacy for both residents and visitors. That could mean new walking, cycling and horse riding networks, creating apprenticeships and jobs as well as identifying volunteering opportunities.
We have already started working with local stakeholders, organisations and groups to identify the best areas to concentrate on.
We will be publishing more information on our approach to maximising the benefits of the scheme in the future, sign up for alerts.
Local engagement events
We are currently holding a supplementary consultation on our proposed changes to the route which will be supported by a series of events which will give the opportunity to meet the team and ask them questions.
We continue to engage with a broad range of businesses across Essex and Kent, including ports, freight companies and retail organisations, as well as business representative groups, through which we can reach their member networks of thousands of businesses across the region.
We work to build relationships with these businesses and organisations, by updating them every step of the way on the development of the project, and hearing their views about how the Lower Thames Crossing will enable their businesses to grow.
Find out more about our plans and how that may affect your land or property here