Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
The public consultation for the much talked about and controversial Thames Tunnel will close this Friday the 14th of Jan.
The new sewer, which will run from east to west London, roughly following the route of the river Thames, will carry sewage discharge at times of heavy rainfall, instead of it being discharged into the river.
The consultation process for the new super sewer started in September, with over 170,000 letters sent out to affected communities. The many drop-in clinics which they also arranged have also proved to be a popular success.
The head of London Tideway tunnels stated:
“To find the least disruptive and most cost effective route and sites we need to listen very carefully to everybody’s views.
“It’s really important that as many people as possible, tell us what they think as early in the consultation process as possible, so we can ensure these comments are reflected when we publish our amended proposals in the summer. These revisions will form the basis of our second phase of public consultation.”
The second phase of the public consultation process will take place next year after Thames Water spend time taking into consideration the views of those people who have already left their feedback.