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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21 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.

Hear from the local community on how much of a problem Dartford is for them, and how much they need the Lower Thames Crossing

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.

Investing in Communities
Community hub: Find out what’s happening in your local community and how you can take advantage of all the benefits the scheme has to offer

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.

Sustainability report
Sustainability Report, highlighting how we are designing the Lower Thames Crossing to be the UK’s greenest road ever

Community update video

Watch our latest community update. This edition is presented by Suki, who works in our Planning and Consents team.

Community update
Community update, Summer 2023, watch our latest community update, a short film to keep you up to speed on the Lower Thames Crossing

For further information contact us at info@lowerthamescrossing.co.uk or by calling 0300 123 5000. You can also get the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our YouTube channel.