Design Consultation 2020 Questions 2a and 2b

Before reading this post please consider reading  Design Consultation 2020 Step by Step if you haven’t already!

There is also further info on the official Highways England LTC consultation website, and on our website.

Please DO NOT copy and paste any content on our website (or anywhere else for that matter!) into your consultation response.  In 2016 HE lumped together 13,000 responses as 1 response as they considered them to be an organised group response as they used a template with a free comments box.  We do NOT want a repeat of that this time around, and they have warned us they will do the same again if they consider responses to be organised responses.

Revised development boundary

Question 2a. Do you support or oppose the proposed changes in the area of land that would be required to build the Lower Thames Crossing?

  • Here you have a choice to select from Strongly Support to Strongly Oppose

Question 2b. Please let HE know the reasons for your response to Q2a and any other comments you have on any other comments you have on the proposed changes to land that would be required to build the Lower Thames Crossing.  This includes feedback on the impact the project would have on any land that you own or have another legal interest in.

You may want to read:

Missing HE letters to residents –

More missing HE letters –


You may want to ask yourself (in no particular order):

  • He are saying that they are reducing the land take for LTC in this consultation update, but is it acceptable that the overall land take has grown so considerably since the original Statutory Consultation?
  • Is it acceptable that residents whose homes would be impacted did not recieve letters from HE’s LTC Land & Property team at the start of consultation?  Should those letters be sent recorded or by signature courier service?
  • Do you think it right and fair that residents in the Gammonfield Travellers site have not really been given an option on the relocation of their site, rather been told where it will be?  Is it right that this site will be trapped between the LTC and a construction site while the LTC is built, especially considering it is planned to take years?
  • Why does the LTC development boundary stretch as far north along the M25 as junction 28 (the A12)? Do you feel you have had any real advice or info on this?
  • If you have had dealings with the LTC Land & Property team what did you think about the experience?
  • Have you found it particularly difficult during this consultation to understand the development boundary without the option of talking to someone in person at a consultation event where you can view large scale maps?



These are not the only things you can comment on, if you think of anything else you feel is relevant and you wish to share, put it in!

Remember any updates we publish after this will be listed in STEP BY STEP UPDATES for quick reference if you wish to review and add further comments!  We just haven’t managed to get answers of some stuff still!

On to Questions 2c and 2d

Step by step

Click through in order, or to whichever part you wish to view.

Questions 1a and 1b – South of the river in Kent (M2/A2 area proposals)

Questions 1c and 1d – North of the river in Thurrock and Essex (Tilbury area proposals)

Questions 1e and 1f – North of the river in Thurrock and Essex (A13/A1089 area proposals)

Questions 1g and 1h – North of the river in Thurrock and Essex (Lower Thames Crossing/M25 area proposals)

Questions 1i and 1j – North of the river in Thurrock and Essex (M25 junction 29 area proposals)

Questions 2a and 2b – Revised development boundary – THIS PAGE!

Questions 2c and 2d – Special category land and sports clubs

Questions 3a and 3b – Environmental impacts and how we plan to reduce them

Question 4 – Other Comments

Questions 5a, 5b,5c, 5d, 5e, and 5f – The consultation

The other sections – Indentification questions and Equality and Diversity are not compulsory, fill in what you wish if you wish!


You may wish to double check our Step by Step Updates page just in case we’ve added anything you may wish to consider in your own response before submitting it!

Remember to ensure you use one of the official channels to submit your Lower Thames Crossing Design Refinement Consultation response by 23:59 on Wednesday 12th August 2020.