THE latest round of consultations into the Lower Thames Crossing has begun, and residents have been urged to have their say.

The consultation, launched by Highways England, details how they propose to reduce the impact on Thurrock residents and the environment.

Leader of Thurrock Council, Rob Gledhill, said: “I cannot stress how important it is that as many residents as possible take part in this latest Lower Thames Crossing consultation.

“Previous consultations have led to Highways England withdrawing and altering their plans three times.

“It is vital that this national infrastructure scheme puts the needs, welfare and prosperity of Thurrock residents first and provides proper mitigation to offset health and environmental issues.”

Mark Coxshall, Cabinet member for regeneration, strategic planning and external relationships, said: “We have provided strong opposition and criticism of this scheme and we have had some success in forcing changes.

“Now we want to make sure that we get even more significant mitigation in place to protect Thurrock’s residents and environment, support local businesses, and unlock the regeneration potential of Thurrock and its Freeport.”

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