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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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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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Used car salesmen arrive in Cable Street

Children protesting

Phase 2 of the Thames Tideway Tunnel (aka ‘the super sewer’) Consultation landed with a soft ‘plop’ in Shadwell today when Thames Water undertook the first of their super sewer drop in sessions in our area. Visitors to Glamis Hall were subjected to the full Thames Water treatment. Few were impressed.   No mention of social [...]

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Camping in Kemp!

Call us nuts about our park but we decided that it would be a nice thing to have a camp out in Kemp in protest against plans by Thames Water to destroy it.  So with a bewildering array of tents, sleeping bags and enthusiasm a dedicated band of Kempers kemped out in the park for [...]

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Marching on City Hall

Lady with whistle outside City Hall

An update from Emma: Wednesday 16th March was a defining day for the SaveKEMP campaign. We planned a protest at City Hall to give support to our elected London Assembly Member John Biggs who was going to address the GLA on our behalf. We expected about 30 people, we dreamt of having 50 supporters committed [...]

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Protest March to City Hall Wednesday 16th March

Please spread the word about the campaign and come along to our Protest March at the next London Assembly meeting on Wednesday 16th March. We will meet at 9am at Tower Gateway DLR station and walk from there to City Hall. Mr Biggs will be meeting us there before he goes in to address the [...]

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