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Silvertown tunnel decision delayed for a month

PUBLISHED: 10:17 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:29 11 October 2017

CGI of the proposed Silvertown tunnel (Picture: TfL)

CGI of the proposed Silvertown tunnel (Picture: TfL)

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A decision on whether the Silvertown tunnel will be built has been delayed for a month.

Chris Grayling, the secretary of state for transport, was expected to deliver his ruling on the proposed road tunnel between Silvertown and Greenwich today.

But Paul Maynard, parliamentary under secretary of state, has announced that the deadline will be extended to November 10.

He said: “This extension is to enable further consideration of the recent responses to the secretary of state consultations on the scheme which relate to the updated UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations published by government on July 26, 2017.

“The decision to set a new deadline is without prejudice to the decision on whether to give development consent.”

Should the tunnel be approved, construction would begin in 2019 and it would open in 2023.

It would be big enough to allow buses to pass through, improving public transport connections between east and south east London.

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