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New Thames crossing would cost billions
The Government is proposing three options, which were put up for public consultation yesterday, wit any new crossing likely to cost between A 900million and A 3.6billion. It is thought Option C would provide the greatest benefit to the economy and motorists, but at great cost to Thurrock 's green belt land, between Chadwell St Mary and East and ... (more)
Another Thames crossing at Dartford? Consultation launched into new Lower Thames road crossing route
The MP says the suggestion is "impractical and premature" and the government should firstly wait to see if the introduction of auto-tolls at the current Dartford Crossing in 2014 reduces congestion.
Consultation on Dartford Crossing launched
The Government are asking residents in south Essex to register their views on three options for a new crossing, all of which could blight Thurrock's towns and countryside.
Motorists get ready for 18 months of misery
MOTORISTS will face closures of three major roads in south Essex over the next 18 months as repairs are carried out to the county's electricity supply.
Hundreds vote in Dartford Crossing poll
As the government's consultation on a new Thames crossing in Thurrock approaches, council leader John Kent said more than 800 people have voted in the poll with the vast majority voting for "none of the above". The council asked people to vote online through its own website, or on paper forms giving the three options the government is thought to be ... (more)
The Thames estuary: Full metal riverside
"IT CAN be a hard sell", admits Jonathan Speed, a spokesman for Barking Riverside, a new housing estate being built on the site of an old power station on the banks of the Thames.
Thurrock charity trust closes after 16 years and A 10million
The Cory Environmental Trust in Thurrock used landfill tax from the site at Mucking to pay for community projects but this cash has dried up after the tip closed.
Sir David Attenborough to open nature park
On the day, the park will be closed to visitors and people will only be allowed entry through tickets, which can be won in a prize draw.