South Essex MP's discuss Lower Thames Crossing with Prime Minister

Thurrock Gazette: MP's Jackie Doyle-Price and Stephen Metcalfe, to the direct left and right of the Prime Minister MP's Jackie Doyle-Price and Stephen Metcalfe, to the direct left and right of the Prime Minister

THURROCK MP’s met with David Cameron today to raise their concerns over the options available for the Lower Thames Crossing.

Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, and Jackie Doyle-Price, MP for Thurrock, were joined by MP’s from Kent for the meeting.

The MP’s wanted to share their concerns with the Prime Minister about the impact the current proposed options would have on the local area.

Option A and Option C are currently are two under consideration, neither of which are hugely supported by the MP’s.

Option A would see another crossing built next to the current Dartford-Thurrock crossing and Option C would land between Coalhouse and Tilbury forts and travel north towards the Orsett Cock junction of the A13, before meeting the M25 between junctions 29 and 30.

Mr Metcalfe said after the meeting: “It was a constructive meeting, during which the Prime Minister listened carefully to the arguments and agreed to talk to both the Chancellor and the Minister responsible about our various points.”

“While the five of us do not necessarily agree about the problems with Options A and C, we do agree that there are wider considerations such as pushing the problem of congestion elsewhere and promoting growth that need to be looked at.”

The group told Mr Cameron that the current options were designed to address a question posed a decade ago to relieve congestion at the existing crossing.

They added they thought neither option maximised the huge growth potential that exists in South Essex or Kent.

Ms Doyle -Price said: “I emphasised that the current options would simply put more traffic on the A13 and the M25.

“The Prime Minister is fully aware of the problems caused by gridlock at the Dartford crossing and the need for a new Lower Thames crossing must alleviate that congestion.

“We were able to make the case for looking again at options D and E which would facilitate the construction of a new outer ring to complement the M25."

 

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4:12pm Tue 25 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Funny how I'm reminded of Coronation street, looking at the pic of Jackie Doyle-Price, looks so classy in that leopard print top....
Funny how I'm reminded of Coronation street, looking at the pic of Jackie Doyle-Price, looks so classy in that leopard print top.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 3

8:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Bernard 87 says...

Options A and C would not resolve traffic on the M25. A Canvey to Medway link is what is needed. This would link the A130 with the M2, it would not run through villages and would be less obtrusive and much closer to the super port at Corringham.
Options A and C would not resolve traffic on the M25. A Canvey to Medway link is what is needed. This would link the A130 with the M2, it would not run through villages and would be less obtrusive and much closer to the super port at Corringham. Bernard 87
  • Score: 9

8:26pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Nebs says...

Impose a 2 pounds toll on every bridge across the Thames, and use the money to build a tunnel.
Impose a 2 pounds toll on every bridge across the Thames, and use the money to build a tunnel. Nebs
  • Score: 4

8:44am Wed 26 Feb 14

ThurrockResident says...

carnmount-Well she does hold her surgery in McDonald's!
carnmount-Well she does hold her surgery in McDonald's! ThurrockResident
  • Score: 4

3:29pm Wed 26 Feb 14

John T Pharro says...

Bernard 87 wrote:
Options A and C would not resolve traffic on the M25. A Canvey to Medway link is what is needed. This would link the A130 with the M2, it would not run through villages and would be less obtrusive and much closer to the super port at Corringham.
Forget it and why Canvey? Canvey is at sea level so would prove impossible to build a bridge from. The distance is enormous and would cost probably £s billions. This is just like Barmy Boris with his airport, not in my area or responsibility so dump my airport problem away and the same with these MPs. All they have an interest in is getting re-elected and couldn't give a **** for anywhere else.
[quote][p][bold]Bernard 87[/bold] wrote: Options A and C would not resolve traffic on the M25. A Canvey to Medway link is what is needed. This would link the A130 with the M2, it would not run through villages and would be less obtrusive and much closer to the super port at Corringham.[/p][/quote]Forget it and why Canvey? Canvey is at sea level so would prove impossible to build a bridge from. The distance is enormous and would cost probably £s billions. This is just like Barmy Boris with his airport, not in my area or responsibility so dump my airport problem away and the same with these MPs. All they have an interest in is getting re-elected and couldn't give a **** for anywhere else. John T Pharro
  • Score: -3

5:36pm Wed 26 Feb 14

John T Pharro says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Bernard 87 wrote:
Options A and C would not resolve traffic on the M25. A Canvey to Medway link is what is needed. This would link the A130 with the M2, it would not run through villages and would be less obtrusive and much closer to the super port at Corringham.
Forget it and why Canvey? Canvey is at sea level so would prove impossible to build a bridge from. The distance is enormous and would cost probably £s billions. This is just like Barmy Boris with his airport, not in my area or responsibility so dump my airport problem away and the same with these MPs. All they have an interest in is getting re-elected and couldn't give a **** for anywhere else.
Dam with an n in is a swear word. Obviously the "Echo" has never heard one of the most famous quotes in a film "Gone with the Wind"!!
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bernard 87[/bold] wrote: Options A and C would not resolve traffic on the M25. A Canvey to Medway link is what is needed. This would link the A130 with the M2, it would not run through villages and would be less obtrusive and much closer to the super port at Corringham.[/p][/quote]Forget it and why Canvey? Canvey is at sea level so would prove impossible to build a bridge from. The distance is enormous and would cost probably £s billions. This is just like Barmy Boris with his airport, not in my area or responsibility so dump my airport problem away and the same with these MPs. All they have an interest in is getting re-elected and couldn't give a **** for anywhere else.[/p][/quote]Dam with an n in is a swear word. Obviously the "Echo" has never heard one of the most famous quotes in a film "Gone with the Wind"!! John T Pharro
  • Score: 2

9:28pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Nebs says...

John T Pharro wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
Bernard 87 wrote:
Options A and C would not resolve traffic on the M25. A Canvey to Medway link is what is needed. This would link the A130 with the M2, it would not run through villages and would be less obtrusive and much closer to the super port at Corringham.
Forget it and why Canvey? Canvey is at sea level so would prove impossible to build a bridge from. The distance is enormous and would cost probably £s billions. This is just like Barmy Boris with his airport, not in my area or responsibility so dump my airport problem away and the same with these MPs. All they have an interest in is getting re-elected and couldn't give a **** for anywhere else.
Dam with an n in is a swear word. Obviously the "Echo" has never heard one of the most famous quotes in a film "Gone with the Wind"!!
Something similar to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel would be a great way to cross the river, and would bring prosperity to The Rock.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bernard 87[/bold] wrote: Options A and C would not resolve traffic on the M25. A Canvey to Medway link is what is needed. This would link the A130 with the M2, it would not run through villages and would be less obtrusive and much closer to the super port at Corringham.[/p][/quote]Forget it and why Canvey? Canvey is at sea level so would prove impossible to build a bridge from. The distance is enormous and would cost probably £s billions. This is just like Barmy Boris with his airport, not in my area or responsibility so dump my airport problem away and the same with these MPs. All they have an interest in is getting re-elected and couldn't give a **** for anywhere else.[/p][/quote]Dam with an n in is a swear word. Obviously the "Echo" has never heard one of the most famous quotes in a film "Gone with the Wind"!![/p][/quote]Something similar to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel would be a great way to cross the river, and would bring prosperity to The Rock. Nebs
  • Score: 2

6:30pm Thu 27 Feb 14

poortaxpayer says...

She could have at least dressed appropriately for the occasion rather than dress like a common tart.
She could have at least dressed appropriately for the occasion rather than dress like a common tart. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 1

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