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Both Newham and Greenwich councils, outspoken proponents of more river crossings, are celebrating "overwhelming" public backing for the project.
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.
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.
As the consultation into the need for more river crossings approaches its final week the campaigns of the two opposing views are becoming more and more visible.
East London: home to Canary Wharf and Tech City. Land of forward-thinkers and innovators.
So it has left politicians and businesses perplexed that Transport for London's solution to a lack of river crossings is to relocate the Woolwich Ferry two miles downstream and bring in a toll.