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Planning Inspectorate to throw light on Heckford brownfield option

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) have sent out letters to those registered as ‘Interested Parties’ advising them of the Examination schedule and key matters for consideration for the Thames Tideway Tunnel (Super Sewer). The Inspectors have advised that they wish to examine the rational used by Thames Water for the selection of King Edward Park over [...]

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Money Down the Drain – remind you of anyone?

Save KEMP was pleased to get an email from George Turner about a report he has published about the water industry entitled ”Water Down the Drain: Getting a better deal for consumers from the water industry”. This is now required reading for everyone at Save KEMP HQ.  You may well already have read the national press [...]

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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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The Council of Mosques’ Letter to Thames Water

Below we copy the letter written in support of SaveKEMP by Tower Hamlets’ Council of Mosques. We thank Hanif Osmani and Hamzah Foreman for their help and for inviting our Chairman to speak at the Council’s AGM. “We are writing in response to the public consultation on the Thames Tideway Tunnel plans for the Foreshore [...]

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Letter from Professor David Smith

Dr David Smith runs a business consultancy in East London and is a Professor at the University of Hertfordshire Business School. He holds a doctorate in Organisational Psychology from the University of London and is the author of two books and numerous articles on effective evidence based organisational decision- making. He is passionate about preserving [...]

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