Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far
From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our 2023 review of the year so far
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Published21 Aug 2023
New video fly-through shows improved design
In January, we launched our latest fly-though for our Development Consent Order application.
This fly-through illustrates the improved design of the route, which has been shaped by the most comprehensive programme of consultation and engagement ever undertaken for a UK road scheme.
The Lower Thames Crossing is not a nice to have, it’s a vital piece of the UK’s future infrastructure that would tackle congestion on the Dartford Crossing and help unlock the huge potential of the Thames Estuary.
Watch our film about the parliamentary reception that we held in May.
Why people need a new crossing
What’s it like living near the Dartford Crossing, one of the most vital but unreliable roads in the UK? Local people and drivers have been sharing their stories and telling us why they support our plans to create a new, reliable Lower Thames Crossing.
Read and watch more below.
Investing in communities
We’re investing in the local community and environment. We recently gave funding to West Kent Downs Countryside Trust so they can enhance Cobham Woods and keep 6km of tracks clear for walkers and cyclists.
Find out more about other projects we’re supporting on our community hub.
The Early Talent Awards, Green Careers Week and working with your canine friends in the office.
Earlier in 2023, we took a look at what it’s like to be an apprentice on the Lower Thames Crossing.
Lower Thames Crossing to use hydrogen powered construction machinery
Last month, we announced our plans to reduce our carbon footprint, becoming the first major UK infrastructure project to use hydrogen to power its heavy construction machinery.
Our first sustainability report
In July, we published our first sustainability report.
This brings to life our achievements, commitments, and ambitions to sustainability and showcases our bold plans for the future. It’s our intention to publish this report on an annual basis, to both track our progress and to share our future plans as our ambitions grow.
Community update video
Watch our latest community update. This edition is presented by Suki, who works in our Planning and Consents team.