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Save Barn Elms from Thames Waters Plans to construct the super sewers main drive shaft

We are a coalition of residents, councils, MPs and GLA members joining forces to defend an unspoilt stretch of the River Thames riverbank from seven years of construction misery.

Alistair McGowan, Peter Snow and Caroline Langrishe are among the high profile names backing the pressure group's campaign.

We are opposed to Thames Water's plans to construct the main shaft of the proposed Thames Tunnel at Barn Elms.
We believe there are alternative sites which offer less impact to our community, wildlife & quality of life for local residents!
Thames Water wants to choose Barn Elms playing fields, between Putney & Barnes to build one of only two ‘MAIN DRIVE SHAFT SITES’ required to drill the Thames Super Sewer Tunnel.
The work will be continuous for 7 years minimum A cleaner Thames is needed, but a Main Drive Shaft Site should be built on industrial land, not a unique area that includes a Special Site of Metropolitan Interest & Bat Corridor & protected trees (the towpath), close to a National Site of Special Scientific Interest (The Wetland Centre).
Barn Elms is adjacent to one of the most famous and unique stretches of river in the world (home of the University Boat Race), the Embankment Conservation Area, is close to homes and businesses, and is used as sports fields by at least 10 schools. Access to the river and towpath will be restricted during construction. The area could be disrupted by up to 10 trucks per hour accessing the site 24/7 and by arc lit construction at night.

Take action against this. Pls fill in
www.gopetition.com/petition/40513html or go to http://www.stoptheshaft.org or Stop the Shaft (SaveBarnElms) on Twitter or contact us at tunnel.putney@gmail.com
LET’S HELP THAMES WATER, WANDSWORTH AND RICHMOND COUNCILS AND PLA FIND A MORE SUITABLE SITE… BEFORE THE DAMAGE IS DONE FOREVER - we only have until the end of Aug to object.

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      • Florence S.Florence S. commented  · 

        Alternative Brownfield sites should be explored rather than destroying the green site of Barnes Elms used for playing fields and walks along the tow path.

      • Renata KastelanRenata Kastelan commented  · 

        This area is enjoyed by thousands don't ruin it. Save Barn Elms!

      • Gavin WinyardGavin Winyard commented  · 

        This has to be the most stupid idea that Thames water has come up with in the last 10 years. Brownfield sites only or dig a longer tunnel from another industrial site. Fight to the last!! Save Barns Elms

      • jon wallhousejon wallhouse commented  · 

        I fully support this campaign. Brownfield sites over Green.

      • Julia RamageJulia Ramage commented  · 

        Do not destroy such wonderful green space that is enjoyed by all ages and for all activities.

      • David AndersonDavid Anderson commented  · 

        We should focus our objections on the owners of Thames Water, the massive,and ruthless, Australian group MacQuarie which bought Thames Water from RWE in 2006.Headquartered in Sydney the MD and CEO is Nicholas Moore.A focused campaign directed at him with possible consumer boycotts of Thames Water should get his attention and a direct response to justified objections.

      • AMcAMc commented  · 

        Fully support this campaign. Brownfield sites over Green.

      • Helen PorterHelen Porter commented  · 

        This site is totally unsuitable for Thames plans and we do not want the noise and disruption because Barnes is too small to handle this construction. Save Barn Elms as a green site for all.

      • Andrew BownAndrew Bown commented  · 

        Full support for this campaign. Brownfield sites over green. Obviously.

      • April OlrichApril Olrich commented  · 

        I fully support this campaign. Brownfield sites over Green.

      • Nigel PegramNigel Pegram commented  · 

        Fully support this campaign. Brownfield sites over Green.

      • Terry rossTerry ross commented  · 

        Years of disruption and noise? No thanks.

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