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Prime Minister David Cameron dismisses pleas to fix Dartford pollution before spending billions on new Thames Crossing

Pleas to fix Dartford’s pollution problems before spending billions on a new Thames crossing have been dismissed by the Prime Minister. Speaking in response to concerns raised by the MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Stephen Metcalfe, David Cameron stressed the importance of moving forward when the public consultation closes next Thursday (March 24).Highways bosses want to build a second tunnel linking Gravesend with Tilbury in Essex, referred to in the consultation as option C, to ease Dartford’s traffic […]


Abridge2far has written to Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, demanding that the Government urgently investigates the staggering 170% increase in the cost of an extra bridge at Dartford, and the mysterious doubling of ‘value for money’ claimed for the crossing east of Gravesend. During the previous consultation in 2013, the cost of a bridge at Dartford was estimated to be £1.25 billion, just 40% of the cost of a tunnel east of Gravesend. In the latest consultation documents, […]

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I feel that better management of the Dartford crossing would alleviate the need for another crossing.The proposed route option C would blight Shorne,Chalk and Thong And Cause devastating damage to the very popular Country park and I am totally against it.
Rozel Ballantyne
This is to register my opposition to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing Option C. This proposal will devastate the country side and the stable community, instead invest in our railways.
Mr. Ranil Malleapah
I like thousands don't want this to ever happen in our local area its been spoilt enough already over the years just leave the countryside and our local patches well alone for us to enjoy how we should do.
Dean Anthony Evans
There is no substanstial evidence to prove that this lower thames crossing is needed. We should look to the existing crossing and how that can be better managed.
Joanne Gallivan
Surely it would make better economic sense to make better use of the existing road/rail infrastructure.
Michael Gallivan

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