MP Invites Residents To Thames Tunnel Public Meeting

Justine Greening has organised a public meeting on December 8th

Justine Greening MP has organised a public meeting on Thursday 8th December with Thames Water so residents can find out about the Thames Tunnel phase two proposals.  
Thames Water is consulting again following a number of significant changes to the original proposals. Following the phase 1 consultation, Thames Water revised the tunnelling strategy for the Thames Tunnel, the main tunnel construction sites and CSO sites, taking into consideration concerns raised locally through Justine’s Thames Tunnel working group.
Locally the new proposals mean there will be no main drive shaft at Barn Elms. Instead to tackle the sewage spills from Beverly Brook there will be a much smaller CSO site that will take less time to construct. Thames Water has also improved the proposals for Putney Bridge and King George’s Park following feedback from local residents.  
The meeting will take place on Thursday 8th December, 2011 at St Mary’s Church, Putney, starting at 7.30pm and all local residents and businesses are invited to attend.
The meeting will consist of a presentation about the Thames Tunnel project from Mr Richard Aylard, Director of External Affairs for Thames Water, and Mr Phil Stride, Head of London Tideway Tunnels, followed by a question & answer session with residents.
Justine Greening MP has said:
“The Thames Tunnel project is a really important issue for residents and businesses locally. Since the phase one consultation, we have all been working hard to stop the shaft at Barn Elms and improve our local CSO sites and I think we have all done a great job locally.
Since the phase 1 consultation, Thames Water has taken on board our local concerns and made sensible changes to the proposals to make the Thames Tunnel sites much more sustainable and in keeping with the surrounding areas.
It is now even more important we engage with Thames Water to support the decision not to use Barn Elms for a main drive shaft site¸ and work to improve our local CSO sites even more.”
The Thames Tunnel phase two consultation runs for 14 weeks until 10th February 2012, and information about the phase two proposals is available to view online at

December 6, 2011