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The £4billion super sewer for London was approved on Friday leaving residents along the river furious.

Those living near to Southwark's Chambers Wharf, which will be a drive site, called it "disgraceful", accusing the Government of overriding its own planning inspectors.

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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.

SOCIETY_blog.jpgSuper Sewer. I'll say it again; Super. Sewer. What a gift for Thames Water. It sounds like stainless steel, clean white enamel tiles, women in severe skirts and white coats clutching iPads with live data streaming waste water updates as they gaze at the perfectly sanitised liquid flowing past. It's what Daniel Craig's next adversary will build under London.

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.