The Thames Gateway development, Europe’s largest regeneration project, suffered further delays yesterday when the planned construction of a bridge was thrown into confusion.
Financial Times

Communities secretary Hazel Blears ordered the public inquiry into the application for the Thames Gateway bridge, designed to connect Beckton to Thamesmead in east London, to be re-opened after a planning inspector recommended its refusal.

Regeneration agencies and supporters consider the bridge crucial to the development of the area and say it would make travelling to the Thames Gateway easier, making it a more attractive place to locate businesses and homes.

Opponents fear the bridge could have huge traffic and environmental impacts.