Lower Thames Crossing planning application becomes the UK’s longest ever

The planning application for the £10 billion Lower Thames Crossing has become Britain’s biggest ever, with documents totalling more than 359,000 pages. It’s been revealed the paperwork for the project to relieve traffic on the M25 at Dartford, if laid end to end, would run nearly five times as long as the road itself. The […]

National Highways spends more than £250m on LTC bid

It’s emerged that National Highways has spent £266.7 million on the development consent order application for its Lower Thames Crossing scheme. The magazine and website New Civil Engineer submitted a Freedom of Information request which reveals how much National Highways spent of on developing and re-developing the application over the course of five and a […]

ICE wants further insight on whether the UK’s model of planning and designing infrastructure is as effective as it could be

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) has started a consultation that will ask whether the UK’s model of planning, prioritising and designing infrastructure – led by the National infrastructure Commission (NIC) – is as effective as it could be. The first round of the UK’s infrastructure planning process culminated in the publication of a National Infrastructure Strategy. […]


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