Council sets up Lower Thames Crossing petition

Council sets up Lower Thames Crossing petition

Council sets up Lower Thames Crossing petition

First published in News Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

THURROCK Council has launched a petition opposing a new Lower Thames Crossing landing in the borough.

The online petition has been set up following demands by residents at a public meeting in April at Orsett Hall.

It opposes both Option A - which would see a new crossing built next to the current Thurrock-Dartford one - and Option C which would land between Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury and Tilbury Fort.

It is hoped the petition will "maintain the local momentum against the proposals and to gauge the overall borough-wide concern on the issue".

A council spokesman said: "Those taking part are asked to “register” to ensure the petition is as fair and accurate as possible, although if people do take part their name, answers, or town/city will not be shown.

"April’s meeting followed a unanimous decision of the council to object to all further crossing proposals in the borough; a campaign and voting option under the None of the Above banner in the lead up to the government’s consultation; and a public scrutiny committee in the council chamber where further meetings were promised."

Another public meeting has been scheduled to discuss the latest issues with Option A. This will take place in Aveley, with further details to be announced closer to the date.

Option B - which would have landed a new crossing near Grays Beach Park - was discarded by the Government in December.

For more information about the petition, or to sign it, click here.

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3:14pm Wed 7 May 14

Mick P says...

Understand residents of orsett have concerns,but at the end of the day option c is the best option,maybe not for you but for the rest of the country
Understand residents of orsett have concerns,but at the end of the day option c is the best option,maybe not for you but for the rest of the country Mick P
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6:24pm Wed 7 May 14

poortaxpayer says...

Option C would be the best option to take superport traffic away from the A13 junction with M25.
Option C would be the best option to take superport traffic away from the A13 junction with M25. poortaxpayer
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11:28pm Wed 7 May 14

d_2da_ougle says...

whats the fecking point in a petition we have already had this in my own personal opnion there is not the space at the current crossing to add another crossing both ways each side of the bridge is full devolped with warehouses, and i neither agree with option c ripping through green belt orsett and tilbury right next to 2 historic forts, even know it is the better option for access to the m20 and jct 29, however no matter how much we bang our drums its a forgone conclusion that the goverment will ride roughshod over thurrock theres no mention of a crossing between dartford and west of it they will do what they want unfortunatly irs rubber stamped to them
whats the fecking point in a petition we have already had this in my own personal opnion there is not the space at the current crossing to add another crossing both ways each side of the bridge is full devolped with warehouses, and i neither agree with option c ripping through green belt orsett and tilbury right next to 2 historic forts, even know it is the better option for access to the m20 and jct 29, however no matter how much we bang our drums its a forgone conclusion that the goverment will ride roughshod over thurrock theres no mention of a crossing between dartford and west of it they will do what they want unfortunatly irs rubber stamped to them d_2da_ougle
  • Score: 3

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