LTC Consultation – Your Response – Question 5

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 5 – Walkers, cyclists and horse riders
  • He’s proposal for the Lower Thames Crossing aims to replace where practicable, public rights of way affected by the project, and they will explore how they can improve and enhance these routes.  During construction, they will keep disruption to public rights of way to a minimum.  Please refer to Section 6 of Your guide to consultation, and see Map Book 1 and also Approach to Design, Construction and Operation.


Q5a. Do you support or oppose HE’s proposals in relation to public rights of way?
  • Here you have a choice to select from Strongly Support to Strongly Oppose
Q5b. Please let HE know the reasons for your response to Q5a and any other views you have on their plans in relation to public rights of way, including the new routes they have proposed.

Do you have concerns over the fact there aren’t any safe crossing points on the A127 roundabout (south side) and that LTC works will mean that junction is now wider and faster to cross, as traffic won’t have to stop as it uses a separate filter lane?

Are you concerned over the impacts to public rights of way during the construction phase?

Does is worry you about the pollution levels, whilst using the public rights of way (and in general), during construction of LTC?

Do you have concerns over safety of using public rights of way whilst LTC is being constructed?

Where will people keep their horses to be able to use the bridleways, when a large percentage of stable yards and grazing is being taken for LTC?

Do you think the LTC will create a barrier between communities for those using public rights of way?  The visual, audible impacts to enjoy the public rights of way.

What impact will LTC have on public rights of way such as the 2 Fort Walk (between Coalhouse and Tilbury Fort)?

Will you be able to use the public rights of way and enjoy them as much with the extra air, noise, and vibration impacts from LTC?

Why is it only where practicable that HE will replace public rights of way affected by LTC?  Why not guaranteed?  They are our public rights of way now, why should we risk losing any of them?


Onto Question 6 >>>>>


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 (this page!)
LTC Consultation – Question 6
LTC Consultation – Question 7
LTC Consultation – Question 8
LTC Consultation – Question 9
LTC Consultation – Question 10
LTC Consultation – Question 11
LTC Consultation – Question 12
LTC Consultation – Question 13
LTC Consultation – Question 14