Notice of Consultation Lower Thames Crossing

Section 47 Planning Act 2008

Notice Publicising a Statement of Community Consultation

Notice is hereby given that Highways England Company Limited (“Highways England”) of Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4LZ has published a Statement of Community Consultation (“SoCC”) for the Lower Thames Crossing in accordance with section 47 of the Planning Act 2008. Under section 47, Highways England has a duty to consult the local community about its proposals in accordance with a SoCC.

The Lower Thames Crossing (“the Project”) is a proposed new motorway connecting Kent, Thurrock and Essex through a tunnel beneath the River Thames. The Project’s main proposals include:

  • Approximately 14.5 miles (23km) of new motorway, with a maximum speed limit of 70mph, connecting to the existing road network from the A2/M2 to the M25
  • Two tunnels, one southbound and one northbound
  • Improvements to the M25, A2 and A13, where the Lower Thames Crossing connects to the road network
  • New structures and changes to existing ones (including bridges, buildings, tunnel entrances, viaducts, and utilities such as electricity pylons) along the length of the new road
  • A free-flow charging system, where drivers do not need to stop but pay remotely, similar to that at the Dartford Crossing.

In addition, any necessary rights and powers will be sought to ensure delivery of the Project, including compulsory acquisition.

Highways England are proposing to submit an application to the Secretary of State under section 37 of The Planning Act 2008 for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to authorise the Project.

The SoCC sets out how Highways England will consult on the Project and how to get involved.

This notice contains a summary of the consultation details. However, full details of the consultation can be found in the SoCC. This can be inspected along with our consultation materials, online at or at the deposit locations during the consultation period from 10 October 2018 to 20 December 2018. Please note that consultation materials will be available from the start of the consultation date on the website and at the deposit locations, but not in advance.

You can also view the SoCC and the other consultation materials at our public information events, where you can speak with members of the Project Team and share your views. Events will be held at the venues listed below during the consultation period.

The Project is an Environmental Impact Assessment development, which means a Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) has been produced and is being consulted on alongside the other consultation documents. It also means that an environmental statement, which will outline the likely significant environmental effects of the Project, will be produced and submitted with the DCO application in due course.


Consultation responses can be submitted by:

  • Filling in the online response form at
  • Emailing comments or electronic copies of the response form to: CONSULTATION@TRAVERSE.LTD
  • Posting comments or paper response forms to: Freepost LTC CONSULTATION
  • Filling in a paper response form at one of our public information events

Responses may be submitted up to 11.59pm on 20 December 2018.



Post Lower Thames Crossing, Woodlands, Manton Industrial Estate, Manton Lane, Bedford, MK41 7LW

Phone 0300 123 0500

(Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)


Public Information Events in Kent

Bluewater Shopping Centre, Bluewater Parkway, Greenhithe, DA9 9ST

Saturday 20 October, 9am – 9pm

Sunday 21 October, 11am – 5pm

Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4LG

Thursday 1 November, 2pm – 9pm

Chalk Parish Hall, Pirrip Close, Gravesend, DA12 2ND

Monday 22 October, 2pm – 9pm

Dover Town Hall, Biggin Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1DL

Tuesday 4 December, 2pm – 9pm

Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, DA1 2JZ

Tuesday 23 October, 2pm – 9pm

Doubletree Dartford Bridge, Masthead Close, Crossways Business Park, Dartford, DA2 6QF

Monday 3 December, 2pm – 9pm

Gravesham Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AU

Wednesday 21 November, 2pm – 9pm

Rochester Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester, ME1 1LS

Wednesday 5 December, 2pm – 9pm

Shorne Village Hall, 16 The Street, Shorne, DA12 3EA

Saturday 3 November, midday – 6pm


Public Information Events in Essex

Holiday Inn Basildon, Cranes Farm Road, Waterfront Walk, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3DG

Monday 19 November, 2pm – 9pm

Brandon Groves Community Club, Brandon Groves Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 6TD

Friday 16 November, 2pm – 9pm

Chadwell Village Hall, Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4NX

Friday 7 December, 2pm – 9pm

Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU

Tuesday 6 November 2pm – 9pm

Havering College of Further and Higher Education, 42 Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, RM11 2LL

Monday 26 November, 2pm – 9pm

Havering Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD

Friday 30 November, 2pm – 9pm

Holiday Inn Brentwood M25 J28, Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5NF

Wednesday 28 November, 2pm – 9pm

Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Way, Grays, RM20 2ZP

Saturday 27 October, 9am – 9pm

Sunday 28 October, 11am – 5pm

Linford Methodist Church, East Tilbury Road, Linford, SS17 0QQ

Wednesday 14 November, 2pm – 9pm

Orsett Hall Hotel, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS

Tuesday 16 October, 2pm – 9pm

St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3QH

Thursday 22 November, 2pm – 9pm

The New Windmill Hotel, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, RM14 2QH

Saturday 17 November midday – 6pm

Tilbury Community Association, Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AA

Tuesday 30 October, 2pm – 9pm

West Horndon Village Hall, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon, CM13 3TP

Wednesday 24 October, 2pm – 9pm


Deposit locations

Brentwood Library, New Road, Brentwood, CM14 4BP

Monday 9am – 6pm

Tuesday 9am – 6pm

Wednesday 9am – 1pm

Thursday 9am – 6pm

Friday 9am – 6pm

Saturday 9am – 5pm


Grays Library, Thameside Complex, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX

Monday 9am – 7pm

Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 9am – 5pm

Thursday 9am – 7pm

Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am – 1pm


Romford Central Library, St Edwards Way, Romford, RM1 3AR

Monday 10am – 8pm

Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 9am – 5pm

Thursday 10am – 8pm

Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm


Tilbury Hub, Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AD

Monday 10am – 5pm

Wednesday 10am – 5pm

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 1pm


Dartford Library, Central Park, Market Street, Dartford, DA1 1EU

Monday – Wednesday 8.30am – 6pm

Thursday 8.30am – 8pm

Friday 8.30am – 6pm

Saturday 9am – 5pm


Gravesend Library, Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1BE

Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Saturday 9am – 5pm


Maidstone Library, Kent History and Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ

Monday – Wednesday 9am – 6pm

Thursday 9am – 8pm

Friday 9am – 6pm

Saturday 9am – 5pm


Rochester Library, Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate, Rochester, ME1 1EW

Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Saturday 9am – 4pm



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