Thames Tideway Tunnel

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Thames Tideway Tunnel

Received 19 April 2013
From London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies (London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies)

Representation

The sewer tunnel may not be necessary if sustainable urban drainage, urban greening, retention of storm water and permeable surfaces were to be introduced in parts of London contributing most to the sewer overflows.
If the tunnel is approved, the cost of it should not be carried by water bill payers.
The tunnel southwards from the Acton Storm Tanks must be constructed so that there will be no further sewage escape after its completion into the allotments running between Abinger Road, W4, and Emlyn Road, W6.
The storm tanks at Acton must be closed permanently after the tunnel construction and its design must make that possible.
Provision must be made at the Acton Thames Water site or in the park to the north of The Vale, W3, for interception of flows for any future project related to diversion of flows from other sewers related to basement flooding in Fulham and Chelsea. There should be no further work done at the Acton site for such projects.
The design of the odour prevention at the Acton site must be capable of preventing smells to the adjacent blocks of flats in the direction of the prevailing wind.