We are pleased to share a roundup of our latest meetings, events, and activities.
It has been another busy month for the Lower Thames Crossing project team as we aim to meet and engage with as many local communities, businesses, elected representatives and local authorities as we can.
A notable highlight was our community information session at Gravesend Rugby Football Club, where more than 100 local residents came to discuss the latest project developments with our community engagement team.
At our first meeting with the local community group, the Thames Crossing Action Group, we shared our community engagement plans for the next year and discussed how we can collaboratively create opportunities and improve access to jobs, training, housing, leisure and retail facilities.
We met with Kent Invicta Chambers of Commerce to discuss economic benefits and legacy as we head into 2018 and to prepare for statutory consultation.
We also met with over 30 Gravesham Councillors, including strong representation from both the leadership and across both parties. The meeting was constructive with robust discussion about scheme improvements.
At a meeting to update Medway Councillors on the design, we received positive feedback and recognition for the scheme to be progressed quickly.
Our meeting with ward members of Tilbury St Chads and Chadwell St Mary’s was also very useful to learn more about their areas of interest and how we can work together to inform and support local communities.
We had a positive meeting with the Stobart Group at Southend Airport to learn more about economic opportunities in the South East and how we can work with local businesses to help turn potential benefits into reality.
Finally, we have begun discussions with local authorities on the Statement of Community Consultation, an important part of our Development Consent Order application.