Thames Gateway Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-06-18
Session date: 
June 18, 2008
Reference: 
2008/0987
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

When will you instruct Transport for London to withdraw their planning application for the Thames Gateway Bridge?

Answer

Answer for Thames Gateway Bridge

Answer for Thames Gateway Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support in principle the need for an extra river crossing downstream from Tower Bridge to ease congestion and aid economic growth. However, any scheme will have to deal with the issues on both sides of the river in terms of traffic management, safeguarding the environment and public transport usage. I am concerned that the current scheme does not demonstrate that it can fulfil these criteria. Until this can be shown to be the case I cannot fully support these proposals.