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Hundreds expected to protest at plans for a new Lower Thames Crossing east of Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 10:16 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:50 22 February 2016

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Shorne, Higham, Chalk and Riverview Park residents set for civic centre meeting on Saturday

Hundreds of residents from Shorne, Higham, Chalk, Riverview Park, and the surrounding areas are expected to converge on Community Square outside Gravesend Civic Centre between noon and 1pm on Saturday (February 27) to protest about Highways England’s plans for a new Lower Thames Crossing east of Gravesend.

Meanwhile campaign group Abridge2far has written a letter to all 83 Kent County Councillors in advance of a cabinet meeting in early March in which KCC will announce its policy on the crossing, urging the councillors to reject the proposals for a new Lower Thames Crossing east of Gravesend.

The group says: “The letter points out that a new crossing east of Gravesend will not address the problems at Dartford, and urges councillors to visit the site of the proposed crossing to see for themselves and to ask themselves this question – would you support a similar scheme if it would devastate a village in your own constituency?

“KCC Leader Paul Carter has not replied to an earlier letter sent to him urging him to support the thousands of Kent residents whose lives will be devastated by this monstrous plan, and call for it to be scrapped.”

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