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 looking for maps to help you better understand the potential impact LTC could have on your land/property please check out our update that provides a complete list of all available maps that have been released in the Design Refinement Consultation – www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com/lower-thames-crossing-maps-issued-14th-july-2020/ We particularly recommend checking out Map Book 2 and Map Book 3 which we usually find most useful in this situation.
As with all questions relating to any quries or letters you get about your property/land we would also suggest contacting HE using the contact details on the letter you have been sent and arranging to talk to one of their Land & 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.