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Campaigners on both sides of the Thames Tideway Tunnel debate have vowed to stand their ground as the plans are put under the spotlight.

Last week saw the start of an examination of a planning application, submitted by Thames Water, to create a super sewer to tackle the millions of tonnes of untreated sewage that seeps into the river each year.

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The hotly-debated proposal for a Thames super-sewer will edge closer to planning consent when an application is submitted today.

Thames Water, the company behind the development, will present its 50,000 page Thames Tideway Tunnel document to the Planning Inspectorate, saying the scheme is "urgently required" to tackle untreated sewage that seeps into the tidal stretches of the river.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

jimELECT.JPGRecently, I chaired the latest meeting between Thames Water and King Edward Memorial Park campaigners.

The project to build a new sewer causeway for London is a multi-billion pound initiative and will have impacts right along its route, from west to east London.

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After months of consultations and pledges to listen and adapt, Thames Water has decided to plough ahead with its construction sides for the multi-billion-pound super sewer.

The news has come as a bitter disappointment to campaigners who had fought tough campaigns, signed petitions and recruited celebrities to fend off disruption to key foreshore sights, such as King Edward VII Memorial Park in Wapping.

wappingsewer142.jpgWapping residents were left frustrated as their questions over the use of King Edward VII Memorial Park for the proposed super sewer went unanswered.

A public meeting organised by the Thames Water at St Paul's Church Hall last Thursday outlined their plans for their "preferred option" to locate waste outlet pipes for the Thames Tideway Tunnel on the park's foreshore.