|Hammersmith Grove Residents Oppose Storm Relief Sewer Plan|
And launch a petition against siting it in Astrop Terrace and Grove
Residents of Hammersmith Grove have launched a campaign against the possible siting of a storm relief sewer in Astrop Terrace and Hammersmith Grove itself.
Thames Water has just held a series of public consultations about possible new sites for the Counters Creek sewer, which it says is needed for our sewer system in this area of London to cope with storms without causing basement flooding.
These alternative sites are:
Thames Water says the Counters Creek sewer flooding alleviation project involves the construction of a new storm relief sewer to safeguard 1,700 homes and businesses that have flooded in recent years when heavy rain overwhelmed drains and sewers, forcing sewage to back-up in the pipes and overspill out of toilets and sinks.
Hammersmith Grove Residents Association however, say they are opposing plans to use their local area because:
In the short term:
The Residents Association say: " We do not oppose the construction of a relief sewer in principle as this is needed but oppose its construction in residential districts. Even Thames Water have said that the site has been assessed as less suitable with regards "in engineering, planning, socio-economic and community, and property terms. It is also noted that the site is considered less suitable with regards specifically to noise, air quality and flood risk."
A petition has been launched saying No to the Sewer! Residents are also asking local people to respond to Thames Water's consultation online.
June 12, 2015