The news of an election has done just that with the news last week of the agreed route for the Lower Thames crossing. Just in case you did miss it “Route 3 “ was announced as the preferred route, tunneling under the Thames at Tilbury, heading North between Chadwell, Linford and Orsett, crossing the top of Ockendon before joining the M25. In the main, it meanders through open fields and wasteland but will affect some homes. On the plus side it will open Thurrock up further as an easily accessible area which with it will bring employment and redevelopment…. Watch this space!