Consultation outcome

Options for a new Lower Thames Crossing

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Department for Transport has published the government’s response to a consultation on options for a new Lower Thames Crossing. This explains that as a result of consultation and other relevant information, government is confirming the case for a new crossing. The response outlines the next steps in developing the proposals.

Feedback received

Options for a new Lower Thames Crossing: consultation response summary

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Detail of feedback received

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.

Department for Transport 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.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on the location 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

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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Published 21 May 2013
Last updated 15 July 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the government's final response
  2. Summary of responses added.
  3. First published.