Over the past few years, we’ve consulted widely with local community groups. We’ve listened carefully and made changes based on feedback.
We will build on this – and continue to engage directly with local people every step of the way.
Legacy and benefits
Working with our stakeholders to look beyond the scope of the scheme, construction methods and proposed mitigation to identify local needs and opportunities. Opportunities will then be developed, often in partnership, that will benefit communities, the environment, the economy and our cultural heritage.
The design of our scheme will deliver enormous benefits. But we want to do more. We aim to leave a lasting legacy that will benefit local residents and visitors alike. Whether that’s looking at new cycle paths, creating apprenticeships or helping to attract sustainable tourism.
We have already started working with local stakeholders, organisations and groups to identify the best areas to concentrate on. Our Community Forum is helping to shape the legacy too.
Local engagement events
One way we are supporting local businesses, particularly SMEs, is through our partnership with the Supply Chain School. (Read more)
The Supply Chain School can help upskill your business, putting you in the best position to tender for work on the project – skills that will assist in other areas as well. This will help your business grow and leaves a legacy of a more capable, dynamic and sustainable supply chain. It also helps us keep more of the investment from the project within the local economy.
Throughout the project we will be engaging with local businesses to understand how the Lower Thames Crossing could benefit their business and the local road network. Watch our video case studies below see what they have to say.