Video Archive: 2006
This is where you'll find BBC South East's archive footage about the Thames Gateway project . Simply click on the links below to watch.
Dec 2006: Ebbsfleet International unveiled
In December 2006 on BBC South East Today Colin Campbell spoke to rail bosses as Eurostar unveiled its new one hundred million pound international station at Ebbsfleet, near Dartford. The news came as it was announced that almost two thirds of Continental services from Ashford International Station were set to be scrapped.
Nov 2006: Kelly admits to leadership problems
In November 2006 communities secretary Ruth Kelly told BBC South East Today the handling of the government's handling of the Thames Gateway project had so far been hampered by leadership problems, and the housing being built was "not up to scratch".
Nov 2006: Vision for the Gateway
In November 2006 on BBC South East Today Colin Campbell spoke to planning experts from across Britain as they met in the Medway area to set out a new vision for the area - as the key site of the Thames Gateway.
Oct 2006: A new Thames crossing?
In October 2006 on BBC South East Today, as part of a special report on the possibility of a new road bridge linking Kent and Essex, Colin Campbell, spoke to motorists and council leaders. But environmentalists said a new crossing would actually make congestion worse.
Aug 2006: Armitt becomes Gateway Tsar
In August 2006 BBC South East Today learned that the Government had chosen Medway Council's Chief Executive as the "Tsar" in charge of the Thames Gateway. As Colin Campbell reports, Judith Armitt will take overall leadership of house building and development along the Thames Gateway.
Sir Terry Farrell
Aug 2006: Farrell blasts Gateway plans
On BBC South East Today in August 2006 leading architect Sir Terry Farrell condemned the Government's plans for the Thames gateway project as "still born" and "pathetically unambitious." He has designed some of London's most famous buildings and told Colin Campbell the Thames Gateway area should be made a national park.
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last updated: 05/06/2008 at 11:17