The Lower Thames Crossing Association have written to transport secretary Chris Grayling, who visited north Kent earlier this month

The MP has warned the 14-hour queues seen at the port last summer would be “a tea party” compared to what will happen if a solid plan is not in place

A total of 233 homes were approved by planners on two sites

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Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke described the announcement as “fantastic news”

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The government responded last week by insisting it is “not proposing to cut specific services”

Government announced its preferred route yesterday - and motorists are likely to foot the bill for years to come

The announcement has been made - ending months of speculation. It’s delight for the people of Dartford - but agony for those in Gravesham

Business chiefs and politicans have been queuing up to offer their thoughts on today’s huge decision

Councillors have made £150,000 available should they want to launch a judicial review against the decision

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Stone Lodge Academy in Dartford and Barton Court Academy Free School are among the applications approved today

The DfT suggests all Metro services on the north Kent (between Dartford and Charlton), Greenwich and Bexleyheath lines would terminate at Cannon Street only

The shadow chancellor was drumming up support for the party ahead of next month’s county council elections

Shipping minister John Hayes joined KCC and Gravesham council chiefs at the meeting

Research has been conducted by independent watchdog Transport Focus after the government launched a consultation last month

A consultation proposes all Metro services on the north Kent (between Dartford and Charlton), Greenwich and Bexleyheath lines terminate at Cannon Street only

Large quantities of freight traffic access the capital by travelling through the county

The extension is mentioned in its draft growth strategy

Perks will be offered to firms locating in Ebbsfleet Garden City, Kent Medical Campus near Maidstone, and Rochester Airport Technology Park in Medway

Armed patrols will continue to visit other key locations like Canterbury Cathedral, the Port of Dover and Bluewater

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