Justine Greening MP Secures Extension To Thames Tunnel Consultation

Thames Tunnel confirm consultation period will run until 14th January 2011

Following pressure from Justine Greening MP and Richmond and North Kingston MP, Zac Goldsmith, Thames Water has agreed to extend the consultation period on the Thames Tunnel project into the New Year.

Thames Water confirmed to Justine that the consultation period will now run until 5pm on Friday 14th January giving residents vital time to consider the proposals over the holiday period. Thames Water has also confirmed that their Customer Centre will be open throughout the Christmas period to answer residents’ concerns.

In addition to this, Justine has organised a public meeting with Thames Water for residents to raise their concerns about the development of the Thames Tunnel and how it will impact on the local community.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 9th December, 2010 at St Mary’s Church, Putney, starting at 8.00pm and all local residents and businesses are invited to attend.

Justine told PutneySW15.com:
‘This is a big issue locally so I am really pleased that Thames Water has taken on board the concerns myself and Zac raised on behalf of residents and as a result extended the consultation period on the Thames Tunnel into the New Year.

This will give many residents much needed time to sit down and carefully consider the Thames Tunnel proposal. I also think it is really encouraging that Thames Water is engaging with us as it is very important that residents have their say and that these points are taken on board.

I hope the public meeting I have organised on Thursday 9th December will play a vital role in doing this as well as giving Thames Water the opportunity to answer some of the questions that residents have been raising with me.’

December 2, 2010