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Last chance to have your say on Silvertown Tunnel plans

PUBLISHED: 11:36 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:36 18 August 2016

Detailed plans for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel have been released (image: TfL)

Detailed plans for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel have been released (image: TfL)

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Anyone interested in taking part in a public examination of the Silvertown Tunnel proposals has until the end of the month to register.

It comes after the Planning Inspectorate accepted an application by Transport for London for the powers to build the tunnel.

The tunnel has been designated a ‘nationally significant infrastructure project’, putting the decision out of local authorities’ hands.

If built, it would link the Royal Docks to North Greenwich, broadly following the Emirates Air Line’s path across the Thames.

The earliest it would become operational is 2022.

Supporters of the new crossing argue it is necessary to cut down on congestion on the Blackwall Tunnel approach, reduce the impact of accidents and create more cross-river bus routes.

But those against the scheme argue it will cause more pollution and drive more traffic onto nearby roads.

To have your say on the tunnel, visit infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/london/silvertown-tunnel/ by Wednesday, August 31.


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