Fear of sewage flooding by ‘intense development’ at Isle of Dogs’ South Quay Plaza

PUBLISHED: 00:01 05 February 2015

South Quay Plaza on the Isle of Dogs [photo: Google]

South Quay Plaza on the Isle of Dogs [photo: Google]


Fears of sewage flooding caused by intense development of South Quay Plaza on the Isle of Dogs is being thrashed out in public consultations now under way.

Tower Hamlets planning officials are making a presentation today (Thurs) on the future of South Quay after Thames Water warned developers that existing sewers and mains supplies are not enough to meet additional demands.

Several approved planning applications cannot be built until the company gives permission, such as the 1,500 apartments proposed by Galliard developers.

Thames Water has asked developers about their sewage requirements to avoid sewage flooding.

LUC consultants working on the South Quay Masterplan warned in December: “Toilet waste could lead to additional pressure on the sewerage system without strategic intervention, with more frequent back-surging.” Even clean mains supplies could be affected by low tap pressure without upgrading, say the consultants.

The public consultations begun on January 5 run until February 16. Today’s presentation is being made at Cubitt Town’s Alpha Grove centre at 6.30pm.

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