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Harper delays decision on Lower Thames Crossing until after General Election

Deniz Huseyin
06 June 2024
The Lower Thames Crossing project would involve a 2.6-mile tunnel under the Thames, 14.3 miles of new road connecting the M2/A2, A13 and M25 and around 50 new bridges and viaducts
The Lower Thames Crossing project would involve a 2.6-mile tunnel under the Thames, 14.3 miles of new road connecting the M2/A2, A13 and M25 and around 50 new bridges and viaducts
 

The decision on the Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Lower Thames Crossing has been delayed by Transport Secretary Mark Harper for another six months. This means that the scheme will have to be addressed by Labour’s Transport Secretary - should the party win the General Election on 4 July.

Harper said his decision was due to General Election and to allow appropriate time for any new Secretary of State to consider the application, but added that the DfT will aim to issue the...

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