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Old June 9th 21, 08:10 AM posted to
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On 09/06/2021 07:22, Roland Perry wrote:

Although the project has been mis-represented (or at very least
mis-understood). The new houses are "adjacent" to the tunnel, and the
main reason for the tunnel isn't to merely gain some square footage (for
5,000 homes initially, and another 28,000 later) but mainly to segregate
the long distance traffic from the local neighbourhood which is
currently "severed".

Therefore your incredulity (expressed above) concerns something that's
not even the gist of the proposal.

"Routing the A13 underground will remove a significant physical
barrier to people moving between the north and south of the
borough. This will make other brownfield sites in the borough
more attractive to developers, including Barking Riverside
(10,800 homes), Creekmouth (3,000 homes), Thames Road (2,000
homes), Barking town centre (5,000 homes) and Beam Park and Ford
Stamping Plant (3,500 homes). The tunnel would also act as a
catalyst for regeneration across the whole of this part of east
London, including the potential for 4,000 homes at Beam Park and
Rainham in Havering"

A tunnel under the Thames would do all of that a lot better!

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