Friday, May 18, 2012

Thames Tunnel here to stay...

Those of you who wrote your objections to Thames Tunnel online may have received an email this week announcing that Phase Two Consultations had concluded, but the only thing to download was about something happening in west London...

If you'd copied your objection to Joan Ruddock you may have been kept more-up-to-date, and gotten this, a copy of Joan's reply to Thames Water after she got advance news...and it's not good news...

Joan Ruddock to Thames Water:
Earlier today Thames Water released their response to the phase two consultation on the Thames Tunnel Project. Unfortunately Deptford Church Street is still their preferred site for the works.

I am extremely angry about this decision. While Thames Water say they have listened they do not appear to have taken any account of the objections we raised. I am particularly concerned that they acknowledge in their report that they do not know where St Joseph’s School will evacuate to and they are still assessing the impact of closing two lanes of Deptford Church Street; however they also write that “…we believe that no new information has been highlighted that would change the conclusions of our site selection process to date. Deptford Church Street therefore remains our preferred site…”

I have written immediately to the Mayor of London asking him to stand by his election pledge to oppose the choice of Deptford Church Street.

While Deptford Church Street remains Thames Water’s preferred site there is still some way to go before it is fully signed off and any work begins. I want to assure you that I will continue to work with you and the Don’t Dump on Deptford’s Heart campaign to oppose the use of this site.
 Thanks to Jim for keeping us updated, and reminding us never to trust online consultations...

Newshopper had more here. 

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