Public health warning – Option C!

Countryside campaigners are warning about the potential dangers the Lower Thames Crossing could pose on the local environment and the public’s health.

Highways England is currently consulting on a crossing east of Gravesend, which could see a road built through the Gravesham countryside.

The recommended route from Highways England starts from where the A2 merges with the M2 and then heads north toward the Thames.

Alex Hills, a member of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, has warned pollutions from the road could damage local lives of people and nature.

He said: “If certain plans do go ahead, Shorne Woods Country Park could end up sandwiched between two very busy roads, which could completely destroy any sense of tranquillity in the woodlands.

“We’re talking about an area of ancient woodland, both aesthetically and environmentally building these roads will affect the land, with fauna being affected by the rise in pollutants

“The green space east of Gravesend is an important green lung, its acts as a strategic gap between Gravesend, with out it we could see significant urban sprawl.
Gravesend Reporter by Luke May

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