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Thames Tunnel Update

Thames Tunnel Update

A quick update on the Thames Tunnel project which is proposed for behind the houses on Abinger Road.  If you are unsure of the details, then the Thames Tunnel project, as described by Thames Water, can be found on their web site here.

The Preliminary Meeting on the application for development consent was held in September 2013 by the Planning Inspectorate. A decision is on this application expected in late summer/early autumn 2014. In the meantime, a number of other hearings are taking place and the process by which the rights to tunnel under or near our gardens is being started.

Thames Water Indemnity Deed

Residents under whose property the Tideway Tunnel ( the 'Super Sewer') will pass should have received from Thames Water a statement that they will be indemnified by TW from any subsidence damage to their property caused by the tunnelling, providing that claims are made within a specified time after the Tunnel work has taken place (not starting before 2017).They have also offered to sign an indemnity addressed to the owner of each individual property.

This will not make the indemnity any wider or longer-lasting than exists under the general announcement of the indemnity, but it will create an individual document that can be kept with the deeds and therefore conveniently passed on to a purchaser  of the property. In the BPRA area, this should only be applicable to residents on the East side of Abinger Road and a small number of houses at the very north of Woodstock Road (beyond the Fielding Road junction).  If you are unsure, please look at the maps in our Thames Tunnel Update article here.  BPRA members affected should have applied for and signed the individual indemnity document. You are requested to sign and return it within three weeks of receiving it.

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Thames Water Storm Tanks

Thames Water are still saying they are sorry that people at the North end of Bedford Park may be experiencing odour from the storm tanks in the sewage pumping station on Warple Way (at the end of Woodstock and Southfields Roads). The BPRA has been advised that the smell may get worse when there is wet weather   If any Bedford Park Residents are concerned,we recommend calling the Thames water action line to register their complaint

The number is 0800 316 9800 - quote reference CAP 3/BB967222


Category: The Thames Tunnel