Secretary of State seeks further info on LTC

On the 28th March 2024 the Planning Inspectorate sent out notifications that the Secretary of State for Transport had issued a letter requesting information from various parties in regard to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.

The request for information has been directed at National Highways, The Environment Agency, London Borough of Havering Council, Thurrock Council, Kent County Council, The Secretary of State for DEFRA, the Crown Estate, The King’s Most Excellent Majesty in the Right of His Duchy of Lancaster, The Estates team within the Department for Transport, Essex Wildlife Trust, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, The RSPB, Whitecroft Care Home, The Mee Family, Hill Residential Ltd, Environment Agency, Southern Water, HS1 Limited, Network Rail, Port of Tilbury London Ltd and The Port of London Authority.

The request for this information is to assist the Secretary of State for Transport as he considers whether to grant the proposed LTC permission or not.  It appears that as anticipated the request for updates and information is due to the amount of outstanding issues at the end of the LTC DCO Examination.

Details of what these parties are being asked for updates/information on can be found in the letter.

Responses need to be submitted by 23:59 on the 11th April 2024.

Whilst it remains to be seen whether there will be further consultation by the Secretary of State, it is worth noting that some other NSIPs have had 9 or 10 rounds of further consultation similar to this.  Watch this space!



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