Controversial Silvertown tunnel decision delayed

11 Oct 2017
Delay enables further consideration of air pollution.

Reacting to news that a decision on whether to give the go-ahead to the controversial Silvertown tunnel under the Thames has been delayed for a month, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner Jenny Bates said:

“This delay hopefully shows that the air pollution effects of this outdated four-lane road scheme are being taken seriously.

“This Silvertown tunnel would make already poor air quality even worse in some areas – and that is simply not acceptable.

“Major road-building should have no place in a city which desperately needs to cut traffic levels and cut pollution.

“If Sadiq Khan is serious about protecting Londoners’ lungs he should pull the plug on this scheme, and look at cleaner alternatives.”