This week saw Gravesham Council unanimously oppose of the proposed LTC again. The borough council reaffirmed their opposition at a full council meeting on Tues 20th June 2023.
The Council has consistently objected to the Lower Thames Crossing because of the adverse implications for local residents, businesses and the environment, and that these are not balanced by any wider economic advantages that it might bring.
They first unanimously adopted the resolution opposing the choice of proposed routes at Location C on 8th December 2015. They have made representation to voice their concerns throughout the consultation process, and are now making representations for the DCO stage of the process.
On the day the 6 month LTC DCO Examination officially began, the council again voted unanimously to reaffirm the authority’s opposition to the siting of the proposed crossing, endorsed a number of key mitigation measures they want to see for the Borough should the project go ahead, and confirmed their objection to the loss of land to the project at Cascades leisure centre.
“This vote sends a very clear message to both the examining authority and National Highways that we remain resolute in our view that this is the wrong site for a new Thames crossing.”
Gravesham Borough Council have already been making great contributions at the LTC DCO Examination hearings this week, alongside other host Local Authorities, Stakeholders, and Interested Parties.
Neighbouring borough, across the water, Thurrock also voted unanimously to oppose the proposed LTC at a full council meeting in January 2023, which also reiterated their long standing opposition too.
Gravesham Council unanimously oppose the proposed LTC (June 2023) – click here
Kent Online – Gravesham Council reaffirms opposition to LTC (June 2023) – click here
Thurrock Council oppose the proposed LTC (Jan 2023) – click here
Gravesham Council pushes Local Plan back due to KCC Highways and LTC delays (Jan 2023) – click here