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Angry villagers set to ‘bombard’ government with more than a thousand postcards protesting Lower Thames Crossing consultation

PUBLISHED: 15:21 18 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:21 18 May 2016

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The postcard protest was launched by north west Kent residents

The secretary of state for transport, Patrick McLoughlin, is about to receive more than 1,500 postcards from angry villagers protesting the Lower Thames Crossing consultation - and they’re expecting a response.

The protest was organised by by Shorne Action Group, based close to the proposed crossing’s route toward the Thames from the M2.

Postcards, depicting the supposed impact of the crossing, are being sent out to the transport minister, as well as the head of KCC, Paul Carter, and will ask questions of the consultation on the crossing, which ended back in March.

Spokesperson for Shorne Action Group Sharon Goring said: “We believe that the consultation was discriminatory and completely biased in favour of the crossing east of Gravesend.

“We are on track to send over 1,500 individual, personal questions and we hope - and expect - the courtesy of individual responses.”

Earlier this year, the public was given two months to respond via consultation on the proposal for what has been known as option c for the Lower Thames Crossing.

Highways England is set to respond to the consultation responses later this year.

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