LTC Consultation – Your Response – Question 10

Before reading this post please consider reading Statutory Consultation and LTC Consultation – Your Response if you haven’t already!

As outlined in those posts there is also info on the official HE 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.

Question 10 – Charges for using the crossing
  • Their proposal is to charge drivers to use the tunnel with a free-flow e-charging system, in line with the Dart Charge at the Dartford Crossing.  We are also considering other aspects of their charging proposal, such as charging amounts, the application of peak charges and emission-based charging to manage traffic.  They are proposing to seek flexibility over the charging scheme for the Lower Thames Crossing. For a description of their approach to charging users of the crossing, please refer to Section 8 of Your guide to consultation, and also Case for the Project and  Approach to Design, Construction and Operation.
  • Please give them your views on their proposed approach to charging users of the crossing.


Do you feel there should be a charge for using the crossing?

What do you feel about the charges and charging methods at the Dartford Crossing, if this could be similar?

Do you think you should be able to use the same account regardless of which crossing you use? ie a joint account.

Who will benefit from the money collected on these charges?

What impact would emission-based charging have on you and others?

Do you think there should be a peak and off peak charge?

Do you think there should be times when you can cross for free?

Will foreign drivers be charged and fined for not paying?  Will they actually collect these payments from foreign drivers?

Will there be local resident discounts, similar to those for the Dartford Crossing?

As they will get their outlay money back, shouldn’t they ensure that the healthiest route is constructed regardless of cost?


Onto Question 11 >>>>>


If you have already submitted your response and you think of something else you want to add, just submit your additional comments/feedback via email or mail.  We have checked with HE and this is acceptable.

  • Freepost – Send comments to: FREEPOST LTC CONSULTATION
    (The freepost address is the only text needed on the envelope, and no stamp is required) 
  • Email – Email your comments to:

Please do not send to any other address or email, as they may not be included as consultation responses


As well as the official info on the Highways England website which you can find here –

You may also find the following helpful too:

Along with this for the south of the river


Your Response – Step by step

Statutory Consultation
LTC Consultation – Your Response
LTC Consultation – Question 1
LTC Consultation – Question 2
LTC Consultation – Question 3
LTC Consultation – Question 4
LTC Consultation – Question 5
LTC Consultation – Question 6
LTC Consultation – Question 7
LTC Consultation – Question 8
LTC Consultation – Question 9
LTC Consultation – Question 10 (this page!)
LTC Consultation – Question 11
LTC Consultation – Question 12
LTC Consultation – Question 13
LTC Consultation – Question 14