Higham is a large village, and electoral ward bordering the Hoo Peninsula, in Kent, between Gravesend and Rochester. The civil parish of Higham is in Gravesham district and as at the 2001 UK Census, had a population of 3,938, increasing slightly to 3,962 at the 2011 Census.
Location of Higham Village
Accessed form the A226 just west of the A289 Wainscott Bypass.
How the proposed Lower Thames Crossing affects Higham Village
The Eastern Southern Link (ESL) road which would cut a swath of destruction through the village of Shorne, also passes within 700m of the closest properties in Higham causing increased traffic noise. If the proposed junction on the A226 were constructed as part of the Eastern Southern Link (ESL) the only available route to and from the new crossing to reach the Wainscott bypass (leading to the Hoo Peninsular) would be via the A226, a single carriageway road which is particularly narrow as is passes between Gadds Hill Place and the Sir John Falstaff PH, making this a busy 'Rat Run'.
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