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Call for unity over crossing threat
7:40am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
THURROCK Council has called for politicians of all colour to unite in the fight against plans for a new Thames crossing.
John Kent, leader of the council, said the authority had to focus on a Government consultation, which sets out options for a new crossing and its approach routes.
Option A is just to the west of the current Dartford crossing, Option B goes straight through Grays Beach Park and somewhere between Asda, Tilbury and Thurrock Park to the Dock Approach Road and Option C goes through Tilbury, East and West Tilbury, Chadwell, Orsett Heath, Orsett and Bulphan.
Mr Kent said: “We don’t need a crossing, let alone six or eight-lane motorway ruining our environment. We need the support of MPs as well as every councillor.
"We need the support of Parliamentary candidates as well as every family in Thurrock.”