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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
Recently, 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.
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.
Wapping 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.
Thames Water has announced revisions to its proposed super sewer and it's still not too late save the foreshore at Wapping's King Edward VII Memorial Park.
A second consultation is underway on the Thames Tideway Tunnel, which will help tackle the 39million of raw sewage that washes into the river every year.