Greg Hands has held another meeting with local residents to discuss their ongoing concerns about the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
On Thursday, 13 August, the Member of Parliament for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, held a further meeting with local residents from the Carnwath Road Coalition to discuss their ongoing concerns about the proposed Thames Tideway Tunnel project.
Greg has reiterated his clear stance on the Thames Tideway Tunnel: "For a long time now I have fought hard to prevent the Super Sewer from being dug at the Carnwath Road Riverside site in Fulham. I have proposed alternative sites, spoken at three open meetings, lobbied Government ministers, written submissions, and heard the concerns of hundreds of local residents.
"However, in spite of my efforts, those of the previous Conservative council, and those of the local Conservative Sands End ward councillors, a decision has been made to continue with the project. I believe that I can now best serve my constituents by applying pressure on the developers and contractors to ensure that the concerns of local residents be heard, and that the interests of south Fulham should be protected."
Commenting after the meeting, Greg Hands said: "I am pleased to have had the chance to hold a further meeting with representatives of the Carnwath Road Coalition. The discussion was constructive and raised some important new concerns held by my constituents, who live in the immediate vicinity of the proposed construction site.
"I am striving to get as much as possible from Thames Tideway Tunnel and Thames Water in terms of changes, assurances, and compensation for local residents, in an effort to mitigate the detrimental impact that the construction of this sewer may have on my constituents."
Greg Hands has written to Andy Mitchell, the Chief Executive Officer of Thames Tideway Tunnel Ltd, to request a general update on the progress of the project, and to clarify certain issues, and he looks forward to receiving Mr Mitchell's response.