Lower Thames Crossing (LTC)
Update 7 [ 5 February 2016 ]
Letter to Parishioners from Higham Parish Council
LOWER THAMES CROSSING - SAY NO TO OPTION C
The Parish Council will be holding a meeting for all residents on
FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY IN THE MEMORIAL HALL AT 7.30 PM
Although the consultation relates to HE proposals, this is not a done deal. HE are required to submit to Government their preferred route - option C . It is the Government that will make the final decision and the Minister has said that he does not rule out option A at Dartford.
A further meeting for all residents will be held in the Memorial Hall on
Saturday 12th March at 7.30pm
when we will have concrete proposals to put before you advising what your response should be to HE. I am now hopeful that a representative from Highways England might be able to attend.
After this consultation is over on 24th March we need to concentrate on letting the Secretary of State for Transport know our views.
Your views matter - make them known.
SAY NO TO OPTION C
HIGHAM PARISH COUNCIL www.higham-kent-pc.gov.uk
Update 6 [ 26 January 2016 ]
Consultation Announcement from Highways England
The government has announced a public consultation on Option C (which affects Higham Parish the most). As of Saturday 30th January, Higham Library had a small stock of various Highways England booklets and publications about the public consultation for parishioners to pick up and browse.
Highways England plan a series of LTC public information events with documents, maps and other material to view, plus staff to answer questions. See the dates, times and locations . BUT... there is (currently) NOT a public information event scheduled for Higham, the largest village affected locally. See more details and where to write and complain to Highways England.
Higham Parish Council, with our Borough Councillors have arranged an initial information meeting for local Higham people to get together to discuss the current Lower Thames Crossing Proposals. Friday 12th February 7.30pm in the Higham Memorial Hall, School Lane, ME3 7JL.
A subsequent Higham Public Meeting is arranged for Saturday 12th March 2016 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, School Lane, ME3 7JL. Expected speakers include our local MP, KCC Councillor, Chairman of Shorne Parish Council and other pertinent speakers.
Read the government announcement, visit Highways England LTC web site and see a BBC News article.
Cascade Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4LG
Riverside Community Hall, Riverside Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY
Shorne Village Hall,16 The Street, Shorne, Kent, DA12 3EA
Gravesham Borough Council Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU
Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe,Kent, DA9 9ST
Eastgate Events Venue, Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, Gravesend, DA11 8AD
Kent County Council Offices, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, ME15 6JQ
The Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester, Medway, ME1 1LS
NOTE:- Other events are arranged further away. See consultation material for a full list. However, there is NOT a Highways England-arranged public information event scheduled for Higham, the largest village affected locally. Please write and complain to Highways England about this oversight.
Shorne Parish Council will be holding a public meeting in the Village Hall, Shorne on Friday 12th February at 7.30pm to give their residents more details, comments and assessment of the LTC proposals.
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