Category: Rochester East News

Lower Thames Crossing Approved

Option C Thames Crossing

Option C Thames Crossing

On Tuesday 12 April, the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling confirmed the preferred route for the Lower Thames Crossing which will be as follows:

  • a bored tunnel crossing under the River Thames east of Gravesend and Tilbury (Location C)
  • a new road north of the river which will join the M25 between junctions 29 and 30 (Route 3)
  • a new road south of the river which will join the A2 east of Gravesend (the Western Southern Link)

You can view the Department for Transport press release here.

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Change to 135/145 Warren Wood Bus Service

Arriva BusWard councillors have been informed of a change to the bus service time of the final 135 and 145 buses from Chatham with effect from 1 April 2017.

The 145 journey from Chatham Bus Station to Warren Wood at 22. 10 and the 135 journey from Chatham Bus Station at 23.00 are being withdrawn. The last journey from Chatham to Warren Wood will be leaving at 21.30.

We are advised that after the last 145 service at 21.30 there is the option of using 140, 151, 191, and 700 which will get bus passenger to Star Hill. The change is as a result of extremely low levels of patronage on these late night services.

Medway Local Plan – January 2017

The Medway Area

Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan to provide direction on the future growth of the area. The aim of the Local Plan is to ensure that Medway grows sustainably, to provide land for the homes, jobs and services that people need, whilst protecting and enhancing the qualities of the area’s environment and heritage.

The formal consultation runs from 16 January to 6 March 2017. Full details of the consultation document, supporting information, survey form and consultation events are available to view on the council’s website at:

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