This week we brought together MPs from across the south east to discuss the Lower Thames Crossing and how it will enable sustainable development and regional growth.
On Monday, more than a dozen MPs and Parliamentary researchers joined Project Director Tim Jones for the Lower Thames Crossing Parliamentary Forum where we gave an overview of how the project is progressing. We also updated Members on our plans for a Statutory Consultation later this year.
During the round table discussion MPs from north and south of the river raised local concerns, shared their views on the opportunities the crossing could bring, and discussed the most recent design changes.
“It is vital to bring MPs together from across Kent, Essex, Thurrock and London to help us get a better understanding of local concerns and regional opportunities. The lively debate from around the table shows just how critical the proposed infrastructure is in relieving congestion and improving resilience of the road network,” explained Tim Jones, Project Director.
It was a positive day discussing how the Lower Thames Crossing will be a catalyst for regional growth, opening doors for investment and creating a stronger economy with south east MPs at today’s Lower Thames Crossing Parliamentary Forum. pic.twitter.com/D6D2ckrEE3
— Lower Thames Crossing (@lowerthames) February 26, 2018
This Forum is part of our ongoing programme of engagement with stakeholders and communities in the lead up to our Statutory Consultation. We look forward to hosting our next Parliamentary Forum in the summer.
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