Statement

Paddle UK Supports The Solar Campaign to Stop Thames Water TDRA

Paddle UK is the National Governing Body for paddlesports in the UK and the membership body for England. The CEO of Paddle UK, Ashley Metcalfe, wrote to Mr Philip Duffy, the CEO of the Environment Agency, about Paddle UK’s opposition to the Thames Water TDRA scheme on social, health and environmental grounds. We believe that …

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British Rowing Supports The Solar Campaign to Stop Thames Water TDRA

British Rowing, the national sports governing  body representing around 34,000 rowers nationwide, has written to the Mr Philip Duffy CEO of the Environment Agency urging them to press for a rethink of Teddington DRA. Their letter is published here. Ian McNuff of the SOLAR campaign said: To the ever-increasing number of members of the public, …

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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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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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