Thames Tideway Tunnel

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Thames Tideway Tunnel

Received 28 April 2013
From Louise Soanes

Representation

Having lived in London for 26 years I can see how the Thames has improved, having moved to within a 10 minute walk of the Tames a year ago I can see the need for a sewer that meets the need of a 21st century city in the. However I don't understand why a brownfield site has not been chosen and over the King Edward Memorial Park in Tower Hamlets for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The park is a small oasis in a densly populated urban area: families bring their children to 'play on the swing' & safefly ride their bikes there, its a pleasant riverside walk to the pubs & restaurants of Wapping for locals, vistors & toursists, many people (myself include) run alonng the river through the park, people cycle to work through the park, young people play tennis & football in the adjacent hardcourt pitches. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle across the age span is an aim of this Governement is it not? Why take that away from a diverse urban community where there is limited access to green areas (no matter how small)?