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The government has announced the start of consultations over building a new Thames Crossing. There are three options: Dartford, Swanscombe and a site near Gravesend. The cost could top £5 billion.
We speak to Roads Minister Stephen Hammond, Richard Knox-Johnston from CPRE Protect Kent, Cllr Bryan Sweetland from Kent County Council and Natalie Chapman from the Freight Transport Association.
Options for a new River Thames road crossing include a scheme that would pass through "environmentally sensitive areas" and could cost as much £5 billion, the Government has revealed.
A consultation on a second Dartford Crossing begins today with the options of location being:
(1) At the site of the existing A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing
(2) Connecting the A2 Swanscombe Peninsula with the A1089 in Essex
(3) Linking the M2 with the A13 and the M25 between junctions 29 and 30
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Options for a new Thames crossing include a scheme that would pass through "environmentally sensitive areas" and cost up to £5 billion.