Highways England have announced the Deposit and Information Locations for the Lower Thames Crossing Supplementary Consultation which will run from Weds 29th Jan 2020 through to Weds 25th March 2020.
Due to the Coronavirus Highways England have today (March 19th 2020) announced that the consultation will be extended by 1 week and will now end at 23:59 on Thursday 2nd April 2020. More details of this can be found on their website – https://highwaysengland.co.uk/lower-thames-crossing-supplementary-consultation-extended.
23/03/20 Update – As per the Prime Minister’s announcement all libraries are now closed until further notice.
21/03/20 Update – HE are still stating that deposit locations and information points are still open. However, when we checked info for the locations online on 21/03/20 we found that all Kent, Essex, Havering libraries were closed until further notice.
18 locations in total – 10 of those currently closed, leaving 8 locations currently open for the time being, with 6 (Thurrock) of those only opening for limited hours. So all Kent, Essex, and Havering libraries closed, Thurrock libraries open limited hours.
At each deposit location, there will be copies of the consultation documents for reference only. Deposit locations cannot accept completed response forms, so consultees are requested to use the Freepost address (FREEPOST LTC CONSULTATION).
Brentwood Library, Brentwood CM14 4BP – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Dartford Central Library, Dartford DA1 1EU – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Gravesend Library, Gravesend DA12 lBE – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Grays Library, Grays RM17 5DX – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Maidstone Library, Maidstone ME 1LQ – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Rochester Library, Rochester ME1 1EW – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Romford Central Library, Romford, RM1 3AR – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Tilbury Hub, Tilbury RM18 8AD – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
At each information point, there will be consultation leaflets, copies of Your Guide to Consultation and consultation response forms. Information points cannot accept completed response forms, so consultees are requested to use the Freepost address (FREEPOST LTC CONSULTATION).
Belhus Library, South Ockendon RM15 5DX – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Blackshots Library, Grays RM16 2JU – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Chadwell Library, Chadwell St Mary RM16 4JP – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
East Tilbury Library, East Tilbury RM18 8ST – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Marling Cross Library, Gravesend DA12 5TY – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Meopham Library, Meopham DA13 0AH – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Riverview Park Library, Gravesend DA12 4NG – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Shorne Woods Country Park Visitor Centre, Shorne DA12 3HX – VISITOR CENTRE/CAFE NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thurrock Council Civic Offices, Grays RM17 6SL
Upminster Library, Upminster RM14 2BB – NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The information above was taken from the Highways England website – https://highwaysengland.co.uk/lower-thames-crossing-consultation2020/. Please bear in mind as outlined above locations shown on the map above are now closed until futher notice, the map is left in place purely as a historic reference point.
How to have your say
Please only use the following official response channels. It cannot be guarantee that responses sent to any other address will be included in analysis.
Online response form
Fill in the online survey at: www.lowerthamesscrossing.co.uk/consultation-2020 (NB the survey will be available from Weds 29th Jan – Weds 25th March 2020 Thurs 2nd April 2020)
Post your response form or comments to: FREEPOST LTC CONSULTATION
(The Freepost address is the only text needed on the envelope, and no stamp is required.)
Email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events – no longer an option since events were cancelled
Have your say
If you feel the consultation should be postponed until after the Coronavirus crisis has passed, and HE should not be encouraging us to visit deposit locations and info points at this time, please be sure to comment and give your opinions on this in your consultation responses. We deserve a fair and adequate consultation, and HE are legally obliged to provide us with clear and informative materials and an adequate consultation. Surely we should also be taking Government guidelines into account and staying at home, social distancing, and not travelling unless essential, and if we are doing that we should not be attending these locations, so how can we adequately take part in the consultation, it should be postponed. Now that all libraries have now very rightly been closed as per the PMs announcement on 23rd March we no longer have access to consultation materials, how can this be considered an acceptable consultation?