Matt Palmer, executive director for the Lower Thames Crossing project – one of the most ambitious road building projects undertaken in the UK in the last 35 years – explains why an initial application for a Development Consent Order has been withdrawn, and gives some background on the project, which will create a new way to cross the River Thames, easing congestion on the M25 London-orbital motorway, east of the capital.
Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).