I am extremely angry about this decision. The site is next to a school, a grade I listed building and a great number of shops and homes in the heart of Deptford. The plans also involve closing two lanes on Deptford Church Street during the works; the street is already extremely busy and was recently the scene of a tragic fatality.
It is a disastrous decision by Thames Water.
Deptford Church Street was not part of Thames Water’s original plans; it was only introduced by Thames Water after Greenwich residents objected to the original plan to use Borthwick Wharf.
Thames Water say that they have listened, but they have obviously not heard us. They are dumping on Deptford and I and the local community will seek to do all we can to get them to change their decision.
I have immediately written to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, asking him to stand by his election pledge to oppose the choice of Deptford Church Street.
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