Thames Crossing Action Group
represents the many people who are opposed to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) - the large scale infrastructure project planned to create another crossing place for the Thames close to the Dartford Crossing. It is estimated to create over 5m tonnes of carbon emissions as well as destroy homes, lives, health, communities, greenbelt, solar farms, grade 1 listed agricultural land, ancient woodland, wildlife and habitats, the environment, and so much more.
Laura Blake is Chair of the Thames Crossing Action Group and joins the Estuary 2021
online discussion panel, Crude Britannia, to speak about the LTC and the group's fight against it.
Laura says, "The LTC is currently estimated to cost £8.2bn of taxpayers money, and would create a hugely destructive toxic triangle. It would not solve the problems that so many suffer with due to the Dartford Crossing, which would remain over capacity even if LTC is built, a fact proven by Highways England's own data. Highways England are not considering or planning how traffic would migrate between the two crossings when there are incidents, and there are not sufficient adequate connections. So the result would be more congestion and more pollution. As a group we endeavour to do all we can to expose the harm and destruction it would cause in any way possible. We strongly oppose the proposed LTC and will continue to do all we can to fight it. Together we are stronger!"
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