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

10:45 10 June 2013

Cllr Clarence Barrett

Cllr Clarence Barrett

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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.

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