Thames Tideway Tunnel

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Thames Tideway Tunnel

Received 27 April 2013
From Chris Jones

Representation

I live on a street that will be overlooking the work of a connection site for the sewer. It will mean 3-6 years of excavation, construction misery and disruption in a residential conservation area. There are no plans to take spoil away on the river which I believe there should be. Fulham Palace Road is already congested. It is the wrong place to put pressure on an already congested area and a site across the river would have been more suitable and should have been chosen. There is already a lot of activity from the site chosen at the end of Chancellors Road with a large new development and this will only add to the disruption in this residential area.
I also do not believe that enough money has been spent looking at alternative more green choices for the treatment of run offs and until such time as a viable alternative is either accepted or rejected with the right amount of scrutiny, then I believe this scheme is misguided.
This scheme offers no practical remedies for the real threat of the future to our area i.e. flooding. What we really need is potential flood relief for those of in the flood plane coupled in with any plan that is going forward. That is the real threat in the future with melting ice caps and oceans rising and weather changing. This scheme which we have to pay for gives us nothing back and is a waste of time and money as it does not incorporate any practical flood relief which would have been welcomed.