Unfortunately there are many properties that are and would be affected by the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. There are various ways in which the LTC can impact on your property/land. We have managed to get some info that we hope helps those who sadly find themselves in this position.
Blight and Discretionary Purchase
If you have received a letter informing you that your property/land is within the development boundary and informing you that you are in a position to issue Blight notice on Highways England, please click through to www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com/blight-and-discretionary-purchase/
Those who are also extremely close to the development boundary may also wish to consider researching Discretionary purchase options that are also covered on that page.
Part 1 Compensation
For those that have received letters informing them they may be entitled to Part 1 Compensation please click through to www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com/part-1-compensation/
Help understanding the maps
If you’re having trouble understanding what the map legends (the key to what each colour/shading) means, you might find this update helpful – www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com/ltc-map-legends-issued-2020/.
As with all questions relating to any letters you get about your property/land we would also suggest contacting HE using the contact details on the letter you have been sent, or heading to one of the HE info events, and talking to one of their Property Team.
Erroneous Letters from Highways England
Sadly there have over the years been some letters sent out in error to certain residents. The latest batch affecting a number of residents in Jan 2020. Read more – www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com/highways-england-have-sent-more-letters-with-errors/. Explanations and apology letters should now have been sent by HE to all those affected by these erroneous letters.
NB. We would like to point out that we at TCAG are not legal experts, we are simply sharing the above info that has been bought to our attention, we would always advise seeking professional legal advice if needs be.