Results tagged “Silvertown Tunnel”

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Transport for London will next week launch a fresh consultation on a bridge linking Newham and Greenwich.

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A leading figure in the Green Party has promised to scupper plans for east London river crossings and said politicians in support of them were sacrificing health for small economic benefit.

Darren Johnson hosted a meeting of academics and environmentalists against the proposed Silvertown Tunnel and the Gallions Reach crossings last week.

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Both Newham and Greenwich councils, outspoken proponents of more river crossings, are celebrating "overwhelming" public backing for the project.

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Schoolchildren in east London may suffer serious health consequences if the proposed new Silvertown Tunnel site goes ahead, according to campaigners.

Air pollution around the Blackwall Tunnel is already exceeding EU legal limits and there are concerns that the new tunnel will bring increased traffic and pollution.

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The proposed Silvertown Tunnel will increase rates of respiratory illness for east London's children, according to those fighting the plans.

Transport for London is looking for the cross river link between North Greenwich and Newham to relieve pressure on the overstretched Blackwall Tunnel.

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