Thames Crossing Proposals

*MISSION STATEMENT*

This group represents “the people”, made up... of friends, families, businesses who live, work and socialise in and around the areas of Thurrock & Gravesham.

We share a common view to the objection of Option C and any of its variations or further options and crossings in the borough. Here’s a few reasons why!


1. We don’t think 14% is a big enough figure to warrant carving up over 448,000m2 of our countryside & devastating people’s livelihoods, businesses and homes. 14% equates to 20k vehicles a day. The current crossing is ~11k over capacity as of 2014, a figure expected to grow rapidly. The New Port in the East will put ~20k more vehicles back on the road, 9k of those will be HGV traffic. Option C3 does little to counteract the pollution and traffic volumes on the Essex part of the M25 into the existing Dartford Crossing.

People of Aveley & Dartford, Option C is not your saviour!
People of Ockendon & Corbets-Tey, This will have devastating impact on your stretch of the M25 & countryside, as will people of Gravesham at the M2. Corringham & Stanford, you will see a huge rise in traffic on the manorway…!

2. The new road will drive up pollution in many new parts of the region that currently enjoy a reasonable environment (however, still the most polluted outside of London). The Orsett Cock & Manorway Junctions will see the most increases in traffic, while the new Baker Street interchange will consume newly built homes & traveller’s sites with an array viaducts & tunnels. The Baker Street interchange does not support traffic en-route to or from the port into or out of Kent, and the same goes for the port at Tilbury – this is forced via the Orsett Cock ‘Roundabout’ Junction, already regarded a bottleneck junction.

3. Option C will not provide clean access into the heart of the Borough. This is partly due to the location of existing industry, sandwiched between the Thames and urbanised areas of West Thurrock, Little Thurrock, Grays & Tilbury. Therefore, no growth potential for Thurrock’s long established industry.

4. Option C does not support ‘true’ growth at the new super port, a major contributor in HGV pollution. It is expected, between the logistics parks and the port, ~20k vehicle movements per day will occur, all travelling via the Manorway – Yet another road dividing communities. Much of this road freight will find its way via the A13 to London, other UK destinations via the M25 and to Europe. Previous routes supporting this new shipping hub have been scrapped.

5. We are fighting for a road located in the right place, to support growth for our area and the national interest, which supports the environment, our homes, livelihoods and wellbeing.


REMAIN RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS & ENSURE LANGUAGE IS KEPT IN THE ENGLISH FORMAT - PROFANITIES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

**WE REMAIN OPPOSED TO ANY NEW RIVER CROSSING IN THURROCK / GRAVESHAM** Many

Thanks for your support