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Gravesham MP Adam Holloway joins campaign meeting about Thames Crossing
CAMPAIGNERS are joining forces with Gravesham MP Adam Holloway to oppose a new river crossing east of Gravesend.
Lobby group A Bridge Too Far has organised the event on Thursday (OCT 17) so residents can air their views and plan how to challenge the Department of Transport should Option C be chosen.
The plan would connect the M2 to the A13 and at £3.1 billion would be the most expensive of the three options - rising to £5 billion should the A229 be widened between the M2 and the M20.
The government is also considering building a new crossing at the same site as the existing Dartford one or connecting the A2 with the A1089 at Swanscombe.
A Bridge Too Far member Chas Reilly said: "Alternative options will be presented, as organisers do appreciate that action has to be taken.
"They will clearly show that viable solutions are available without spending in excess of £5000 million."
Mr Holloway said: "If by some bizarre urge to splurge money and ruin this area they do end up selecting our countryside, we will have a hell of a fight on our hands.
"At the meeting I would like to discuss what our strategy might be, and to get the contact details of as many people as possible living locally on whom we can draw for support.
"If you are unable to attend the meeting, please email me your contact details so that we can keep you informed if we end up in a fight."
The meeting will be held at Shorne Village Hall, in The Street, Shorne, at 7pm on October 17.
To contact Mr Holloway, email email@example.com
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