SOLAR Campaign Writes to Thames Water About Missed Opportunities to Engage with the Community

This email, and a letter, was sent to the representatives below for and on behalf of the SOLAR campaign. Conor Loughney has been contracted on behalf of Thames Water to manage community education activities between the community affected by TDRA and Thames Water. By email and in reply to Thames WaterEmail dated 31 January 2024Letter …

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Save Our Lands And River in the Guardian Newspaper

The Guardian Newspaper covered Thames Water’s success in bypassing local planning authority to fast-track the TDRA scheme by going straight to DEFRA under a Section 35. As we explained in this post, this means Thames Water was able to convince DEFRA that this scheme was of national significance. It also means that all local opposition …

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TDRA Planning permission to Bypass Local Opposition and take national route

At the end of December 2023, the Government announced that Thames Water’s Teddington DRA application would follow a national planning process. Steve Barclay MP (Secretary of State for DEFRA) confirmed that “…the principle elements of the proposed Teddington Direct River Abstraction project and supporting submissions be treated as a development of national significance for which …

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The SOLAR Campaign Submits Our Official Response to Thames Water via IPSOS

As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, that the deadline to submit your opinion to IPSOS, who are working on behalf of Thames Water, was 11:59PM on Monday, December 11th. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Below is the letter the campaign team sent to IPSOS on behalf of everyone campaigning to stop the …

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Munira Wilson MP Writes to CEO of Thames Water

Following on from our earlier blog post describing the outcomes from our meeting with Cathryn Ross, co-CEO of Thames Water, here’s the letter written by MP for Twickenham, Munira Wilson, an extract from which is detailed below. See the complete letter here. As you know, I have been challenging these proposals on behalf of residents …

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