Residents Briefed on Local 'Super Sewer' Plans

Five storey ventilation chimney to be built but no smell


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Chiswick Gets Super Sewer Reprieve

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A recent meeting of local residents and Councillors has received an update on how the 'super sewer' will have an impact in Chiswick and Acton.

The meeting was organised by the local Southfield Park Triangle Residents' Association and was attended by nearly 50 local people as well as three representatives from Thames Water and the Southfield ward Councillors, Gary Malcolm, Harvey Rose and Andrew Steed.

Thames Water plan to use parts of their existing pumping station and storm water tanks site (adjacent to Canham Road, W3 off Warple Way) for construction work. They also want to build a ventilation chimney on the site. This five storey structure is likely to be visible from neighbouring streets.

At the meeting, three Thames Water staff spoke about the current plans and residents had the chance to ask questions.

The construction time for the proposed Thames Tunnel is 4 years and it would probably finish in 2022. It was revealed that a construction shaft would be built adjacent to Canham Road. Planning permission for this work is going to be sought from Ealing Council next year. The noise from the work is likely to have some impact on local streets including Greenend Road. There will be construction work taking place 24 hours a day for about six months.

Thames Water's spokesman gave assurances that there would be no smell coming from the site.

acton storm tanks warple way

How the Warple Way site could look after construction has finished

Cllr. Gary Malcolm said, " Ealing Council (who only got involved in this late into the day) need to really ensure that if planning approval is given for the works, then it must ensure 100% that Thames Water so not flout their promises about any noise their work and equipment might cause."

There will be opportunities for residents to give their views on the latest proposals later this Summer according to Thames.

Thames Water say: "The project will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years, and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards."

Details of the plans are on Thames Water's consultation website.

June 15, 2012