Design refinement consultation announcement

Lower Thames Crossing - Latest news - Design refinement consultation announcement

We want your views on some refinements to the design of the Lower Thames Crossing.

(Consultation now closed)

The consultation ran from 14 July to 12 August 2020.

We are proposing a number of changes to the design of the project following feedback received from earlier consultations, discussions with local stakeholders, ongoing design development and new technical data.

They include:

  • minor changes to elements of the highways design
  • updated  paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders
  • proposals for redirecting and upgrading utilities
  • more detailed landscaping proposals
  • further developed ecological mitigation measures

The feedback from this consultation will help Highways England develop its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) planned for submission later this year.

How to find out more

Online consultation
All of our plans will be available on our dedicated consultation website, that will be available on our consultation page from 00.01 on 14 July 2020.

You will be able to explore maps and visit our online exhibition.

Home delivery
If you do not have access to the internet or experience problems downloading the consultation materials, we can send free of charge one printed copy of the Guide to consultation, a feedback form and Freepost return envelope, maps, and other documents directly to your home.

You can request materials here or by emailing or by calling 0300 123 5000.

Telephone Surgery
You can book a call back from a member of the project team who will answer your questions on the proposed changes. Call backs will be made Monday to Friday, 12pm to 7pm, between 14 July and 12 August.


How to have your say

From 14 July you can submit a response by using one of the methods below, which are all free to use. Please note, we cannot guarantee that responses sent to by any other means will be considered.

Online response form
Fill in the online survey. (Now closed - archive only)

Post your response form or comments to:
(The Freepost address is the only text needed on the envelope, and no stamp is required.)


You can provide feedback over the phone. Please call us on 0300 123 5000 to book an appointment.