Consultation outcome

Options for a new Lower Thames Crossing

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Options for a new Lower Thames Crossing: consultation response summary

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Detail of outcome

This report provides a summary of the responses to the government’s consultation on ‘Options for a new Lower Thames Crossing’.

The government believes providing a new road based Thames crossing in the Lower Thames area is necessary to relieve congestion at the existing Dartford-Thurrock crossing and to support national and regional growth in the Thames Gateway.

The government received 5,776 responses to the consultation. About 95% of the responses were from members of the public and about 5% from representative. organisations, including including local authorities, businesses and environmental groups.

Detail of feedback received

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 21 May 2013 12:00am to
16 July 2013 11:45pm

Summary

Consultation on the location for a new Lower Thames Crossing.

Documents

Map of the existing Dartford-Thurrock crossing in the context of the strategic road network

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Map of location options for a new Lower Thames Crossing

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Consultation description

This consultation is designed to gather views on the preferred location for additional road-based river crossing capacity in the Lower Thames area.

Responses to this consultation will form part of the evidence base that government will use to make a decision on where to locate a new crossing.

The location options considered are:

  • option A: at the site of the existing A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing
  • option B: connecting the A2 with the A1089
  • option C: connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between junctions 29 and 30
  • option C variant: connecting the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between junctions 29 and 30, and additionally widening the A229 between the M2 and the M20

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