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PUBLISHED: 18:19 22 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:39 23 August 2010

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GARETH STEVENS, 19, a student, from Gravesend, said: There s a lot of traffic in Dartford. It will help get people to Tilbury from here a bit quicker. If they can build it without doing any damage to the wildlife then it would be a good idea. But a tun

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GARETH STEVENS, 19, a student, from Gravesend, said: "There's a lot of traffic in Dartford. It will help get people to Tilbury from here a bit quicker. If they can build it without doing any damage to the wildlife then it would be a good idea.

"But a tunnel would definitely be better than a bridge as it would probably do less damage."

SHIRLEY HURST, a retail assistant, from Northfleet, said: "The wildlife has had a rough time. The squirrels are losing their habitat and so are the badgers because we move in and build things. They were there before we were and I think it's important to look after our wildlife so I don't think it is really a good option to the side of Gravesend. I'm sure there will be a lot of opposition."

JANICE PETERS, 51, a bank clerk, of St Francis Avenue, Gravesend, said: "This would be a good idea to ease the congestion.

"The wildlife could be a problem but wherever they put it, it's going to affect the countryside in some way."

ROBERT SMITH, 48, a civil servant, of Wilberforce Way, Gravesend, said: "It's an excellent idea. I've been commuting to London every day for 30 years and I have to use the QE2 Bridge or the Blackwall tunnel and they just can't cope with the traffic."

MARGARET HAMMOND, a shop manager, from Gravesend, said: "A

crossing in Swanscombe would be a good idea and it might help with the

congestion.

"But in Chalk, it is such a tiny place and it would have too big an impact

on the local area.

"It should not be built in a location where the roads cannot cope."

MICHAEL FEARN, 18, a student, from Gravesend, said: "I think it would be a good thing. If it eases congestion it will help a lot of people get to work. It will make travelling around here easier."

DAVID PARISH, 40, a driving instructor, of Gravesend, said: "They should introduce a congestion charge system. The only reason there are queues is because people stop to pay the toll.

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