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Planning Inspectorate in Tower Hamlets

The Planning Inspectorate (PINs) is the government agency responsible for operating the planning process for the Thames Tideway Tunnel (the super sewer).  Now that Thames Water has handed in their application, all decisions about the project sit with the Planning Inspectorate. The first stage in the planning process is for people who are concerned about [...]

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Register and Have Your Say to Save King Edward Memorial Park

How do I Register to Help Save King Edward Memorial Park?   First you need to become an interested party by registering with the Planning Inspectorate. It sounds daunting but we will guide you through. There are a few important things you need to know, we have written these in red. You can register on-line [...]

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Planning Inspectorate – Reviews Plans for Your Park

Thames Water are out, PINs are in… Charge You know how government departments love an acronym, PINs is the easy-to-say name for the Planning Inspectorate, who are the agency responsible for operating the planning process for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs), another catchy acronym! The Planning Process is dealt with in another article, but put [...]

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Supersewer plans go to Planning Inspectorate

It’s been a while. Dear Kempers, it has been a while but do not worry, we have been busy as usual, just behind the scenes. We have kept meeting Thames Water once a month and, more importantly, we have kept working with our Council and Officers to ensure that all is being done to protect [...]

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Campaign Update and Section 48 Response

 Dear Kempers, it has been a while, has it not? Things seem to be quiet on the ugly Super Sewer front and yet I can assure you that much is still being done by our team, by our elected representatives and Tower Hamlets’ officers to ensure that our park is saved from destruction. We have [...]

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CON-sultation Results: Democracy is an optional

You are probably aware that on 17th May Thames Water published the preliminary feedback report on Phase 2 of Consultation. They are sticking to the foreshore, ignoring the views of our community and those of a score of experts who told them that the brownfield option was the better one. Here is our official PR, [...]

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London Mayoral Elections and SaveKEMP

You are probably bored to death already with the Mayoral elections. By now you have received your GLA booklet on the candidates; you’ve seen them on TV (not all of them, some are not allowed…); you have heard them on the Radio and found their mugshots, I beg your pardon, their photographs all over the [...]

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St Paul’s pupils hand in 10514 signatures and over 1200 Consultation Responses

It’s the day after. Yesterday we handed in the SaveKEMP petition: 10514 signatures. To us in the core campaign team it was the result of over a year of hard work, campaigning in all sorts of weather from snow to heatwaves and in all the different forms of rain the UK specialises in (from spitting to torrential). But [...]

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Public Meeting at St Paul’s Shadwell

On 12th January 2012, residents of Wapping, Shadwell, Stepney and Limehouse packed St Paul’s Church Hall to the rafters for a chance to tell Thames Water that their Super Sewer plans for their beloved King Edward VII Memorial Park are a NO GO.   The utility company had organised a public meeting, chaired by local MP [...]

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Security Issues: What Happened at Glamis Hall

There has been much talk about the fact I was threatened by one of Thames Water’s covert security guards at one of their drop in sessions. We have waited for Thames Water to do the decent thing and come up with a credible explanation as to why this happened. We didn’t get any, I was [...]

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