Thames Gateway Bridge was proposed as a new crossing of the River Thames between Beckton and Thamesmead in East London to improve access to regeneration sites in London Thames Gateway.
Adams Hendry undertook stakeholder consultation, managed consultation ‘roadshows’ and prepared the planning application for the bridge.
Newham and Greenwich councils resolved to approve the planning application in December 2004. The Secretary of State called in the planning application and there was a year long public inquiry that ended in May 2006. Adams Hendry provided the expert town planning witness at the public inquiry on behalf of Transport for London.
Boris Johnson as the new Major of London in 2008 decided not to progress the Thames Gateway Bridge project. However support for a bridge in east London has remained strong. A Transport for London consultation last year found the idea of a bridge at Gallions Reach – to be built by 2021 – was supported by local people and the proposal could be revived with a new ‘Commission on East Thames Crossings’ set up to investigate the feasibility of a new crossing.