Thames Tideway Tunnel

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Thames Tideway Tunnel

Received 30 April 2013
From Paula Melville

Representation

I live directly opposite Chambers Wharf and I know all noise will travel very well over the water and directly affect me.
I support the need for a Thames Sewer but I do not agree that Chambers Wharf is a good site for a major development being in in a dense residential area on both sides of the river and next to a school all of which will suffer for many years.
It may be that Chambers Wharf is shown to be the only option but if this is the case 24 hour working should not be allowed and strict guidelines on noise (with agreed intensity values) should be imposed during working hours. In the context of such a large project if planning is allowed considerable safeguards (e.g sound baffling as with some motorways and sensible traffic routes) should be in place and enforced to reduce nuisance.
The work will prevent me enjoying the use of my balcony and having open windows.
Consideration of all residents should be paramount.