Few would disagree that a new road crossing is needed on the Thames to the east of London to ease the pressure on the bridge and tunnel at Dartford.
But plans for a six lane dual carriageway linking Kent and Essex at Tilbury - mean some people in villages nearby will have their homes destroyed. While others will suddenly find they're living right next door to one of the region's busiest roads.
This family now faces the prospect of living feet from the largest road upgrade project since the building of the M25.
At first they were told their home which was half way through being refurbished was to be compulsory purchased by Highways England - a decision which has not been reversed.
His home and a handful of other houses will now fall between the Lower Thames Crossing and the M25, a patch of land illustrated as trees on this Highways England image.