Lower Thames Crossing: planning decision moves closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the Secretary of State for Transport. The recommendation report summarises the findings of the DCO examination and gives a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport on whether to give permission to build and operate the new crossing.

The Secretary of State now has up to three months to make a decision on whether to grant the DCO. The Examining Authority’s recommendation report is not published until a decision is made by the Secretary of State.

Interested parties can find out more and sign up for email updates about the application progress on the Planning Inspectorate’s website. 

(Picture – National Highways)


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