SUPER sewer opponents have a month left in which to the lodge their objections to the scheme.
The deadline for public comments into the £4.2billion project, which could affect residents in and around Carnwath Road, Fulham, for up to seven years if it goes ahead in its current form, is May 28.
The 50,000-page document outlining the scheme, accepted by the Planning Inspectorate earlier this month, is available to read online until that date, even though Hammersmith and Fulham Council has calculated it would take the average person two-and-a-half years to plough through.
Council leader Nick Botterill said: “This is the end game for Thames Water’s misguided sewage transfer tunnel. The colossal financial and human cost of the tunnel is not a price worth paying given the cheaper, greener and less disruptive alternatives that are available.
"It is very important that anyone with views about Thames Water’s scheme registers with the Planning Inspectorate as this is the only way that individuals can be involved in the examination of the plans.”
The Planning Inspectorate is holding drop-in sessions on the scheme over the coming weeks, first at Hammersmith Town Hall on Wednesday, May 15 between 2pm-5pm and at the Wharf Rooms, Imperial Road, Fulham, on Thursday, May 23, between 5pm-7pm, with a Q&A presentation between 7pm-8pm.
*Anyone who would like to take part in the examination of the application needs to register with the Planning Inspectorate as an ‘interested party’ at www.planningportal.gov.uk