Thames Tideway Tunnel

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Thames Tideway Tunnel

Received 22 April 2013
From Steve Croft

Representation

The scale and height of the tower are inappropriate for the area, and will permanently damage one of the views of a long stretch of the Thames in both directions.
Although advised not, there are bound to be strong smells from the funnel and as such by an area for children and a park would make this area unusuable.
Victorian sewers have last 100s of year and this plan should be thought in the same way, so development is suitable for the next 100 years, and having waste funnels by the Thames is not, there are PLENTY of brownfield sites close by, of which is local firms and housing had to pay an extra contribution towards to be used I am sure that they would however the cost to use should be neutral compared to current site. Development should be the long term future, to benefit all, not what allows the development to be done as quick as possible. Objections were very strong to this plan and weaker in other ares however the plans were changed in the other areas - why is that, all communities should be treated in an equal and fair way and as such this planned site would have been changed before others.
CURRENT PLANS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, all other options should be used over and above this which should have been the last option suggested.