Andrew Rosindell MP and Keith Prince AM back council campaign for Lower Thames Crossing discount.


The M.P. for Romford and Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge, Andrew Rosindell and Keith Prince, have today thrown their combined weight behind Havering Council’s campaign for a discount on the planned Lower Thames Crossing toll road for Havering residents.

In a joint statement, Mr Rosindell and Mr Prince say that Havering residents “will have to live with the impacts of construction over the coming years” and argue that “it is only right that we in Havering therefore get a discount.”

The pair in their statement urge Havering residents to submit their views to the consultation.

The statement comes ahead of a new consultation being launched by the managers of the project. The consultation will focus on community impact and opens today, 14th July.

The new toll road would link the counties of Kent and Essex and in the north of the project would link the M25 in Havering and the A13 in Thurrock. The tunnel under the Thames would begin in the north at Tilbury.

Andrew Rosindell M.P. and Keith Prince A.M.said:

“The Lower Thames Crossing will be a positive development linking the great counties of Kent and Essex. However, there is no getting away from the enormous short to medium term impacts on people in Havering as a result of construction. It will mean more noise, more pollution and more traffic

We in Havering will have to live with the impacts of construction over the coming years. It is only right that we in Havering therefore get a discount.

We urge all Havering residents to make their voices known to the consultation opening on the 14th.”

Andrew Rosindell MP with Keith Prince AM.

2 thoughts on “Andrew Rosindell MP and Keith Prince AM back council campaign for Lower Thames Crossing discount.

  • 15th July 2021 at 9:54 am
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    Couldn’t agree more Messrs Rosindale and Prince. We as Havering Residents do deserve the promised discount to be reinstated. Why was it made, then withdrawn. Can you get a full and proper answer on that question, and don’t stand for the waffle that’s likely to be ‘trotted out’? We, just as much as the other Councils the road passes through, will be impacted by the works and extra traffic. However, despite Mr White’s withdrawal of support, at least until the discount is reinstated, and regardless of the results of the consultation exercise, the project will still go ahead and we will still be the losers. Yes, the council should still continue to lobby for the discount, but even more importantly now, is the urgent need to get Havering’s nemesis, Gallows Corner, resolved. The works could be done at the same time and two projects ready to handle the increased traffic together. Mr Prince, over to you. You’ve been constantly asking the Mayor to sort this out, for four years. Mr Johnson was constantly asked to sort this out over eight years, and promised to do so. Bit of a useless leader and a useless Mayor too.

    https://thehaveringdaily.co.uk/2021/05/11/kevin-prince-re-elected-as-gla-member-for-havering-and-redbridge/

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  • 20th July 2021 at 11:59 am
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    There’s no discount for the amount of pollution in our lungs!

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