Review £24 billion roads programme say Lower Thames Crossing campaigners – yourthurrock.com
Staff Reporter March 16, 2022
National Highways have announced another round of Lower Thames Crossing consultation just days after Thames Crossing Action Group, who represent those who are opposed to the proposed £8.2bn Lower Thames Crossing project (LTC), have called for the £24bn RIS2 road programme to be re-opened.
RIS2 is the Government’s second road investment strategy, and includes the highly controversial LTC. A section of National Highways Licence, which Government uses to set out the Secretary of State’s statutory directions and guidance to National Highways states that if there are “Major variations, which would affect the Licence holder’s overall funding, have a material effect on the integrity of the RIS or otherwise compromise the Licence holder’s ability to comply with the RIS, would require the RIS to be re-opened.”
The group wrote to Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, on Mon 14th March calling for him to re-open RIS2 based on a variety of major variations.