Lower Thames Crossing is hugely destructive and not fit for purpose
Laura Blake dismantles National Highways’ case for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The scheme would fail to meet every one of its objectives, be it on economic benefits, resilience, safety, congestion or the environment, she argues
The original task of a new crossing between Kent and Essex was to fix the congestion and pollution problems at the Dartford Crossing. It has since morphed into being about economic growth, and new connections between ports in the South East to the Midlands and beyond.
The proposed Lower Thames Crossing has seven scheme objectives, all of which it would fail to meet.