The Diamond Jubilee Bridge has widespread support from local authorities, MPs, residents and business.
Planning and local authority support
In December 2015 Transport for London (TfL) announced the Diamond Jubilee Bridge as part of a wider ambition to build several Thames crossings. These crossings are designed to play a key role in moving people and goods around London as the city’s population increases.
The bridge is supported by local authority and GLA planning policy. Planning consent has been granted in Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham and by the GLA.
Public and business support
Over the past four years, during the consultations on the early design, through the design development and planning process the level of public support has been off the chart.
Jane Ellison MP received some 480 notes of support during the planning process and the comments to the local authority in favour of the bridge were in the hundreds. Some two years after the planning process the architects are receiving almost daily communications from local residents seeking details of timing and progress.