Search

Proposed Thames crossing, connecting M2 with M25 and A13, could ‘spell havoc’ for Havering - cllr

PUBLISHED: 10:45 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:45 10 June 2013

Cllr Clarence Barrett

Cllr Clarence Barrett

submitted

Proposals to connect the M2 with the M25 and the A13 could “spell havoc” for Havering, an opposition councillor has warned.

But the Department for Transport believes the move could create upwards of 3,000 new jobs in the Thames Gateway area and save more than £1billion by 2025 by saving time for business users.

It’s one of three options for a new Thames crossing to alleviate congestion at Dartford. The option that would most impact Havering, option C, is also the most expensive, with a projected bill of £3.2bn.

That cost would be paid for through a toll at the same rate as the Dartford crossing.

Cllr Clarence Barrett (Cranham, Residents’ Association) said: “Next year, cashless free-flow traffic will be introduced at the Dartford crossing. While I still maintain the toll should be scrapped altogether, I believe the government should wait and see how this improves traffic flow before committing billions of pounds to a crossing that may not be needed.

“Option C would be hugely disruptive to residents, have an extremely adverse impact on habitats and bio-diversity, increase the number of accidents, have the largest adverse impact on green belt both north and south of the river and negatively affect the largest amount of people.

“I would strongly encourage residents to oppose option C.”

You can respond to the consultation, and read all the proposals in more detail, at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/options-for-a-new-lower-thames-crossing.

The consultation closes on July 16.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest Romford News Stories

A man has been jailed for five years for his part in a late night crime spree that began when two cars were stolen in Harold Hill in June.

The proposal for Havering to leave London will be discussed at tonight’s council meeting.

A public consultation has launched asking for residents’ views on closing roads around some of the borough’s most notorious fly-tipping hot spots.

Jury deliberations began today in the murder trial of much-loved club doorman Ricky Hayden.

Elderly homeowners are being prevented from selling up and downsizing because of delays to bridge replacement works.

A community chairman has taken another step forward in his campaign to prevent a post office from being closed.

Are you struggling to think of ideas to keep your little ones entertained over the summer holidays?

Moped gangs have been terrorising residents for months, causing people to be scared to walk down the street. Hayley Anderson was invited to shadow officers, and find out what action was being taken.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now