Thames Water Holds New Consultation over Relief Sewer Plans

Drop-in events will show how public's views are influencing scheme

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Thames Water is inviting local residents to a series of drop-in events where it says they can learn how their views are influencing the proposed major scheme designed to protect properties from sewer flooding.

Thames Water held a first public consultation on its plans for the Counters Creek sewer at the end of 2014.

However, its original plans for sites where existing sewers can be connected to the new storm relief sewer were strongly opposed by local residents, including the Hammersmith Grove Residents Association.

They were backed by Hammersmith and Fulham Council Leader Stephen Cowan, who said some of the chosen sites were "simply unacceptable". He promised in July that council officers would work closely with Thames Water to find less disruptive sites.

Thames Water now says, having already made a number of changes, it is giving people the opportunity to find out how their views have been taken on board.

The proposed construction sites for the storm relief sewer are now:

  • Cremorne Wharf Depot, Lots Road, Chelsea
  • Land adjacent to Talgarth Road and Trevanion Road, Hammersmith
  • Maclise Road car park and woodland, adjacent to Kensington Olympia Station
  • Tesco Superstore car park, Shepherds Bush
  • Holland Villas Road at its junction with Lower Addison Gardens

Drop-in events, beginning this week and running till December are as follows:

Date Location Time
Weds 25 Nov Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School – 89 Addison Road, W14 8BZ
5pm – 7.30pm
Thurs 26 Nov Masbro Centre – 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR – entrance from Milson Road
4pm – 6.30pm
Sat 28 Nov Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School – 89 Addison Road, W14 8BZ
10am – 1pm
Sat 28 Nov Gwendwr Road recreation park – Gwendwr Road, W14
10am – 1pm
Tues 1 Dec Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, King’s Road, SW10 0DR
4pm – 6.30pm
Fri 4 Dec Tesco Superstore, 180 Shepherd’s Bush Road, W6 7NL
10am – 1pm
Sat 5 Dec Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR – entrance from Milson Road
10am – 1pm
Mon 7 Dec Gwendwr Road recreation park, Gwendwr Road, W14
11am – 2pm
Tues 8 Dec Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, 89 Addison Road, W14 8BZ
5pm – 7.30pm
Weds 9 Dec Chelsea Theatre – 7 World’s End Place, King’s Road, SW10 0DR
11am – 2pm
Fri 11 Dec Masbro Centre – 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR – entrance from Milson Road
4pm – 6.30pm
Sat 12 Dec Tesco Superstore, 180 Shepherd’s Bush Road, W6 7NL
10am – 1pm
Mon 14 Dec Tesco Superstore, 180 Shepherd’s Bush Road, W6 7NL
2pm – 5pm

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.

For more information on the project and proposed sites, go to Counter's Creek.

You can read more about residents' campaign here and follow the campaign on Hammersmith Grove Residents Association Twitter account.

November 24, 2015