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Chapter 25 Bekesbourne Street

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List of contents Page number 25 Bekesbourne Street .................................................................................... 25-1 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 Introduction ......................................................................................... 25-1 Number of respondents ...................................................................... 25-1 Site selection ...................................................................................... 25-2 Alternative sites .................................................................................. 25-4 Management of construction works .................................................... 25-4 Management of operational effects .................................................. 25-16 Our view of the way forward ............................................................. 25-20

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List of tables Page number Table 25.2.1 Number of respondents who provided feedback on Bekesbourne Street .............................................................................................. 25-1 Table 25.3.1 Views on whether Bekesbourne Street should be our chosen site (Q2) ....................................................................................................... 25-2 Table 25.3.2 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to selection of the preferred site .................................................................................. 25-3 Table 25.3.3 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to selection of the preferred site .................................................................................. 25-3 Table 25.4.1 Suggested alternative sites to Bekesbourne Street ........................ 25-4 Table 25.4.2 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to the availability and identification of alternative sites...................................................... 25-4 Table 25.4.3 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the availability and identification of alternative sites...................................................... 25-4 Table 25.5.1 Do you agree that we have identified the right key issues in the site information paper? (Q4a) ............................................................... 25-5 Table 25.5.2 Do you agree that we have identified the right way to address the key issues? (Q4b) ................................................................................. 25-5 Table 25.5.3 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the identified key issues during construction ......................................................................... 25-6 Table 25.5.4 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the key issues during construction ................................ 25-6 Table 25.5.5 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to air quality and odour during construction ......................................................................... 25-7 Table 25.5.6 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of air quality and odour issues during construction .................................................................................... 25-7 Table 25.5.7 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to the historic environment during construction .................................................... 25-8 Table 25.5.8 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the historic environment during construction ......................................................................... 25-8 Table 25.5.9 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the historic environment during construction ....................................................................................................... 25-9 Table 25.5.10 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) during construction ....................................................... 25-9 Table 25.5.11 Objections, issues and concerns to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) during construction .................................................................................. 25-10

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Table 25.5.12 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to noise and vibration during construction ....................................................................... 25-10 Table 25.5.13 Objections, issues, concerns and suggestions in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of noise and vibration during construction ....................................................................... 25-11 Table 25.5.14 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to open space and recreation during construction ...................................................... 25-12 Table 25.5.15 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to socio-economic effects during construction ....................................................................... 25-12 Table 25.5.16 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to townscape and visual effects during construction............................................................ 25-13 Table 25.5.17 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to transport and access during construction ....................................................................... 25-13 Table 25.5.18 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of transport and access during construction .. 2515 Table 25.6.1 Do you agree that we have identified the right key issues in the site information paper? (Q7a) ............................................................. 25-16 Table 25.6.2 Do you agree that we have identified the right way to address the key issues? (Q7b) ............................................................................... 25-16 Table 25.6.3 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the identified key issues during operation ........................................................................... 25-17 Table 25.6.4 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the key issues during operation .................. 25-17 Table 25.6.5 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) during operation..................................... 25-18 Table 25.6.6 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) during operation ...................................................................................... 25-18 Table 25.6.7 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to socio-economic effects during operation ........................................................................... 25-19

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Bekesbourne Street
Introduction
This chapter covers the feedback comments received during phase two consultation regarding our preferred site Bekesbourne Street. This site would be used to control the existing local combined sewer overflow (CSO), known as the Holloway Storm Relief CSO, which would not be intercepted by the main tunnel. At phase one consultation, Butcher Row was presented as our preferred site to intercept the Holloway Storm Relief CSO. However, further technical work has established that there is no longer a need to connect this CSO to the main tunnel. This is due to the capacity identified in Northern Low Level Sewer No.1 to which the Holloway Storm Relief CSO is connected and into which storm flows can be diverted. The site at Butcher Row is therefore no longer required. Bekesbourne Street was subsequently identified as the preferred site to make necessary improvements to the Northern Low Level Sewer No.1 as presented at phase two consultation.

Structure of this chapter


25.1.3 This chapter is organised as listed below, which reflects the structure of the phase two consultation feedback form: section 25.2 Number of respondents 25.1.4 section 25.3 Why we chose this site section 25.4 Alternative sites section 25.5 - Management of construction works section 25.6 - Management of operational effects section 25.7 - our view of the way forward.

In sections 25.3 to 25.6 we present details of the feedback comments raised, the types and total number of respondents, and our response to feedback comments. Where specific objections, issues or concerns have been raised, the final column of the tables indicates whether, in response to the feedback received: C we are considering or proposing change or additional mitigation1 to that set out in our phase two consultation material N we do not propose to amend our proposals.

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A full list of the phase two consultation material is set out in Annex A to this report. Where a response contains a reference to our website, go to www.thamestunnelconsultation.co.uk for further information, or to access the documents referenced.

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Number of respondents
A total of 12 respondents provided feedback comments on Bekesbourne Street, of which four were received after the close of phase two consultation. Table 25.2.1 sets out the different groups who provided feedback for this site. Table 25.2.1 Number of respondents who provided feedback on Bekesbourne Street Statutory consultees 2 respondents - English Heritage (EH) - Greater London Authority (GLA) Local authorities 1 respondent - London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) Landowners 0 respondents Community consultees 9 respondents Petitions 0 petitions

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Feedback on this site was received in a number of forms, including feedback forms and correspondence (emails and letters).

Mitigation here refers to a wide range of measures set out in our phase two consultation proposals including for example, the Air management plan and other documents as well as those mitigation measures set out in the PEIR.

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Site selection
A series of sites is required in order to build and operate the Thames Tunnel project. At phase one consultation, we identified Butcher Row as our preferred site to intercept the Holloway Storm Relief CSO. This site was identified following our site selection process. For further information on our methodology and the process we followed, refer to: Site selection project information paper, which sets out the process we followed to find and select our preferred sites Site selection methodology paper, which details the methodology used to select construction sites along the route of the main tunnel Site selection background technical paper, which provides supporting technical information to the Site selection methodology paper such as the engineering requirements for the size of construction sites.

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Since phase one consultation, we have undertaken scheme development work which has shown that there is no longer a need to connect the Holloway Storm Relief CSO to the main tunnel; capacity has been identified in Northern Low Level Sewer No.1 to which the Holloway Storm Relief CSO is connected and into which storm flows can be diverted. This means that we have discontinued our search for a suitable site to intercept the Holloway Storm Relief CSO through the site selection process and have decided to use Bekesbourne Street to make the necessary improvements to the Northern Low Level Sewer No.1. In this section, we set out the feedback comments received in relation to Bekesbourne Street, together with our responses. Where appropriate we have also identified further work that we have undertaken in relation to this site, such as the preparation of our Preliminary environmental information report (PEIR). As part of the project design development process, we continue to assess how the effects arising from the proposed development can be addressed. The output of our assessment up to phase two consultation is contained in appendix Y of the Design development report and in our PEIR (volume 2). Where respondents commented on matters in relation to management of construction works, permanent design and appearance or the management of operational effects at Bekesbourne Street, these comments are reported in sections 25.4 to 25.6.

Number of respondents
25.3.5 During phase two consultation, respondents were asked to comment on the decision to use Bekesbourne Street to control the Holloway Storm Relief CSO (see question 2 of the phase two consultation feedback form, provided in appendix M of the Main report on phase two consultation). Table 25.3.1 sets out details of the different groups who responded who were asked to select supportive, opposed/concerned or dont know/unsure. Tables 25.3.2 and 25.3.3 detail the feedback comments received in relation to this site. It should be noted that not all respondents who provided feedback comments selected supportive, opposed/concerned or dont know/unsure. Table 25.3.1 Views on whether Bekesbourne Street should be our chosen site (Q2) Respondent type Statutory consultees Local authorities Landowners Community consultees Petitions Total Number of respondents Total 0 1 0 6 0 7 3 4 0 2 4 1 - LBTH Supportive Opposed/concerned Dont know/unsure

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Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to our preferred site Table 25.3.2 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to selection of the preferred site Ref 25.3.6 25.3.7 Supportive and neutral comments Support the use of the site. Agree that the Holloway Storm Relief CSO needs to be controlled, and that Bekesbourne Street is a suitable location to undertake the necessary works. There are minimal differences in impact between this site and Butcher Row, and either option is acceptable with appropriate mitigation. Respondent ID EH, (LR)LBTH, LR9447 8902 No. 3 1 Our response Your support is noted and welcomed. Your support is noted and welcomed.

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GLA

Since phase one consultation, further technical work has established that there is no longer a need to connect the Holloway Storm Relief CSO to the main tunnel. This is due to the capacity identified in Northern Low Level Sewer No.1 to which the Holloway Storm Relief CSO is connected and into which storm flows can be diverted. The site at Butcher Row is therefore not required. We consider this a more appropriate solution, since it will remove the requirement for a construction site, and the proposed works would be smaller in scale and shorter in duration than those required to intercept this sewer, as proposed at phase one consultation. Overall, this will result in less disruption to the community in this area.

Objections, issues and concerns in relation to our preferred site Table 25.3.3 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to selection of the preferred site Ref 25.3.9 Objections, issues and concerns The site is unsuitable because: - it is a residential area - building works will be disruptive for the local community, both during construction and afterwards. Alternative sites have not been properly considered. Site selection should avoid sites in residential and/or densely populated areas. Respondent ID 8239 No. 1 Our response Since phase one consultation, further technical work has established that there is no longer a need to connect the Holloway Storm Relief CSO to the main tunnel. This is due to the capacity identified in Northern Low Level Sewer No.1 to which the Holloway Storm Relief CSO is connected and into which storm flows can be diverted. The site at Butcher Row is therefore not required. We consider this a more appropriate solution, since it will remove the requirement for a construction site, and the proposed works would be smaller in scale and shorter in duration than those required to intercept this sewer, as proposed at phase one consultation. Overall this will result in less disruption to the community in this area.

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Shortlisted sites
25.3.12 No feedback comments were received in relation to the shortlisted sites.

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Alternative sites
During the phase two consultation, respondents were invited to suggest alternative sites that they thought should be used to control the Holloway Storm Relief CSO instead of Bekesbourne Street (see question 3 of the phase two feedback form, provided in appendix M of the Main report on phase two consultation). The following sites were put forward as possible alternatives: Table 25.4.1 Suggested alternative sites to Bekesbourne Street Ref 25.4.2 25.4.3 Alternative site suggestion Chelsea Embankment Foreshore Brownfield sites outside this area. Reasons The construction site will be further from local community. Respondent ID 8239, 7797 No. 1 1 Our response Since phase one consultation, further technical work has established that there is no longer a need to connect the Holloway Storm Relief CSO to the main tunnel. This is due to the capacity identified in Northern Low Level Sewer No.1 to which the Holloway Storm Relief CSO is connected and into which storm flows can be diverted. We consider this a more appropriate solution, since it will remove the requirement for a construction site, and the proposed works would be smaller in scale and shorter in duration than those required to intercept this sewer. It should be noted that the location of the proposed works is constrained by the location of existing Holloway Storm Relief CSO which runs under Ratcliffe Lane and Bekesbourne Street. Therefore neither of the proposed sites are suitable alternatives to undertake the works proposed at Bekesbourne Street.

Other sites

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Respondents also made the following comments in relation to the availability and identification of alternative sites: Supportive and neutral feedback comments Table 25.4.2 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to the availability and identification of alternative sites Ref 25.4.5 Supportive and neutral comments No alternative site is available; Thames Water has done its best to survey alternative sites. Respondent ID 7404 No. 1 Our response Your support is welcomed and noted.

Objections, issues and concerns Table 25.4.3 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the availability and identification of alternative sites Ref 25.4.6 Objections, issues and concerns It is the responsibility of Thames Water to identify sites. Respondent ID 7797 No. 1 Our response Your comment is noted. The purpose of phase two consultation was to seek feedback on the work we have undertaken.

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Management of construction works


This section sets out comments received during phase two consultation in relation to the management of construction works at Bekesbourne Street. This includes the identification of site specific issues affecting construction activities and proposals to address these issues. During phase two consultation, respondents were asked whether the site information paper had identified the right key issues associated with Bekesbourne Street during construction and the ways to address these issues (see questions 4a and 4b of the phase two consultation feedback form, provided in appendix M of the Main report on phase two consultation). The first part of question 4a and 4b asked respondents to select agree, disagree or dont know/unsure. Where respondents completed this part of the question, the results are set out in tables

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25.5.1 and 25.5.2. Tables 25.5.3 to 25.5.18 detail the feedback comments received in relation to this site. It should be noted that not all respondents who provided feedback comments confirmed whether the right issues and the ways to address those issues had been identified. Table 25.5.1 Do you agree that we have identified the right key issues in the site information paper? (Q4a) Respondent type Statutory consultees Local authorities Landowners Community consultees Petitions Total Number of respondents Total 0 0 0 5 0 5
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Yes

No

Dont know/unsure

Table 25.5.2 Do you agree that we have identified the right way to address the key issues? (Q4b) Respondent type Statutory consultees Local authorities Landowners Community consultees Petitions Total 25.5.3 Number of respondents Total 0 0 0 6 0 6 1 3 2 1 3 2 Yes No Dont know/unsure

The following sections set out the feedback comments received from respondents in connection with the identification of key issues associated with Bekesbourne Street during construction and our proposals to address these issues. Feedback comments are organised under common themes. The themes are: General themes: General feedback comments on key issues General feedback comments on measures to address the key issues

Topic based themes Air quality and odour Construction working hours and programme Construction site design and layout Historic environment Land quality and contamination Lighting Noise and vibration Open space and recreation Planning and development Socio-economic Structures and utilities Townscape and visual Transport and access

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Natural environment (aquatic) Natural environment (terrestrial)

Water and flood risk

General feedback comments on the identified key issues


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the identified key issues 25.5.4 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to general feedback comments on the identified key issues during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the identified key issues Table 25.5.3 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the identified key issues during construction Ref 25.5.5 Objections, issues and concerns While Thames Water may have identified the right key issues, the solutions put forward to address them are unsatisfactory. Respondent ID 7797 No. 1 Our response The measures set out in the Bekesbourne Street site information paper are intended to provide a broad overview of how we intend to address potential issues associated with the site. Further information can be found in the draft CoCP. Measures proposed to address potential likely significant effects are being further developed and considered as part of the environmental impact assessment. The findings of the assessment, together with any recommendations for mitigation, will be available as a part of the Environmental statement that will be submitted with our DCO application. Outcome N

General feedback comments on measures to address the key issues


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the key issues 25.5.6 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to general feedback comments on the measures proposed to address the key issues during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the key issues Table 25.5.4 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the key issues during construction Ref 25.5.7 Objections, issues and concerns Measures to address potential issues are unsatisfactory/unconvincing. Respondent ID 7797 No. 1 Our response The measures set out in the Bekesbourne Street site information paper are intended to provide a broad overview of how we intend to address potential issues associated with the site. Further information can be found in the draft CoCP. Measures proposed to address potential likely significant effects are being further developed and considered as part of the environmental impact assessment. The findings of the assessment, together with any recommendations for mitigation, will be available as a part of the Environmental statement that will be submitted with our DCO application. We have sought to avoid or eliminate potential likely significant effects wherever possible, both by developing robust technical solutions to potential issues such as odour, and through our proposals for the permanent site design and layout. We are also developing a CoCP which will set out how we would manage our construction sites to minimise disruption to nearby communities. Measures Outcome N

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Construction impacts must be minimised at every stage of construction.

GLA

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Objections, issues and concerns

Respondent ID

No.

Our response proposed to address likely significant effects are being further developed and considered as part of the environmental impact assessment. The findings of the assessment, together with any recommendations for mitigation, will be available as a part of the Environmental statement that will be submitted with our DCO application.

Outcome

Air quality and odour


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to air quality and odour 25.5.9 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to air quality and odour during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to air quality and odour Table 25.5.5 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to air quality and odour during construction Ref 25.5.10 Objections, issues and concerns Dust and dirt arising from construction activities. Respondent ID 8830 No. 1 Our response Our Managing construction project information paper and draft CoCP sets out how dust control measures and dust monitoring equipment would be put in place to minimise effects of dust from construction activities. Our draft CoCP confirms that we will prepare an Air management plan which would be implemented for each site to control dust emissions and proposed techniques would be in line with best practice guidelines. Further assessment of nearby properties will be undertaken as part of our on-going environmental impact assessment work and this will be reported in the Environmental statement to be submitted with our DCO application. We have set out measures in our draft CoCP that would be adopted to limit vehicle and plant emissions, including using low emission vehicles, turning off engines when not needed and minimising vehicle movements around the site. We are preparing a full assessment for the Environmental statement to be submitted with our DCO application. The assessment will include dispersion modelling to assess the potential impacts of the construction phase at all proposed sites for the relevant short- and long-term NO2 and PM10 air quality objectives. Outcome N

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General effect of construction activities on air quality.

8830

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of air quality and odour 25.5.12 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of air quality and odour during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of air quality and odour Table 25.5.6 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of air quality and odour issues during construction Ref 25.5.13 Objections, issues and concerns The GLA and London Council's Best Practice Guidance (BPG) The control of Respondent ID GLA No. 1 Our response We can confirm that the Best Practice Guidance has been taken into account in developing our proposals for this site. Outcome N

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Objections, issues and concerns dust and emissions from construction and demolition should be implemented.

Respondent ID

No.

Our response Our draft CoCP sets out measures for managing our works as well as details of the various regulatory regimes and guidance that we would need to comply with, such as the Control of Pollution Act 1974, the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Mayor of London's Ambient Noise Strategy 2004 and The control of dust and emissions from construction and demolition - Best Practice Guidance 2008, as well as various British Standards.

Outcome

Construction working hours and programme


25.5.14 No feedback comments were received in relation to construction working hours and programme.

Construction site design and layout


25.5.15 No feedback comments were received in relation to construction site design and layout.

Historic environment
Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the historic environment Table 25.5.7 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to the historic environment during construction Ref 25.5.16 Supportive and neutral comments It is unlikely that the proposal would have an impact on the setting of adjacent heritage assets. Respondent ID EH No. 1 Our response Your comment is noted and welcomed.

Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the historic environment Table 25.5.8 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the historic environment during construction Ref 25.5.17 Objections, issues and concerns Effect of construction activities on archaeology. Respondent ID EH No. 1 Our response Outcome

An assessment of the likely significant effects on the historic N environment is being completed as a part of our environmental impact assessment. We are consulting with English Heritage as a part of this process. Our draft CoCP sets out a range of measures that would be adopted by our contractor in respect of archaeology and a full assessment of the likely significant effects of the project on the historic environment, together with any recommendations for mitigation, will be set out in the Environmental statement that will be submitted with our DCO application. As set out in our draft CoCP we would put in place procedures to ensure that construction works would be appropriately monitored to identify and record any archaeological finds.

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the historic environment 25.5.18 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the historic environment during construction.

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Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the historic environment Table 25.5.9 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the historic environment during construction Ref 25.5.19 Objections, issues and concerns More information is needed on historic environment mitigation. Respondent ID EH No. 1 Our response Outcome

An assessment of the likely significant effects on the historic N environment is being completed as a part of our environmental impact assessment. We are consulting with English Heritage as a part of this process. The findings of the assessment, together with any recommendations for mitigation, will be available as a part of the Environmental statement that will be submitted with our DCO application. Additionally, our draft CoCP (provided at phase two consultation) sets out a range of measures to safeguard the historic environment during construction. Such measures include confirmation that works close to listed buildings would be undertaken in accordance with all requirements set out in the DCO and that protection measures, as required, would be put in place at the start of the works. We will also notify English Heritage and the LBTH prior to undertaking works and will continue to engage with them closely on the planning of the works. An assessment of the likely significant effects on the historic environment is being completed as a part of our environmental impact assessment. We are consulting with English Heritage as a part of this process. The findings of the assessment, together with any recommendations for mitigation, will be available as a part of the Environmental statement that will be submitted with our DCO application. N

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Undertake an archaeological site survey and EH excavation.

Land quality and contamination


25.5.21 No feedback comments were received in relation to land quality and contamination during construction.

Lighting
25.5.22 No feedback comments were received in relation to lighting during construction.

Natural environment (aquatic)


25.5.23 No feedback comments were received in relation to the natural environment (aquatic) during construction.

Natural environment (terrestrial)


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) 25.5.24 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) Table 25.5.10 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) during construction Ref 25.5.25 Objections, issues and concerns More information is needed on the effect of construction activities on the natural Respondent ID LR9491 No. 1 Our response We consider that we have undertaken a thorough and comprehensive consultation exercise. We carefully Outcome N

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Objections, issues and concerns environment.

Respondent ID

No.

Our response considered the information we made available at our phase two consultation to ensure that consultees had sufficient information to respond to the consultation. We believe that sufficient information is available regarding the construction phase within the consultation documents such as our draft CoCP and PEIR. We are confident therefore that the information we have provided is sufficient. Further assessment will be undertaken as part of our ongoing environmental impact assessment work and this will be reported in the Environmental statement to be submitted with our DCO application. There are no existing buildings on this site.

Outcome

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Thames Water should consider the importance of any existing buildings for protected species.

LR9447

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) 25.5.27 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) Table 25.5.11 Objections, issues and concerns to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) during construction Ref 25.5.28 25.5.29 Objections, issues and concerns Locate construction activities within the site to avoid sensitive and designated areas. Thames Water should take steps to secure the long-term protection of any protected species which may be impacted. Respondent ID LR9491 LR9447, LR9491 No. 1 2 Our response All construction activities will be contained within our proposed construction site. Your comment is noted. Outcome N N

Noise and vibration


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to noise and vibration 25.5.30 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to noise and vibration during operation. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to noise and vibration Table 25.5.12 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to noise and vibration during construction Ref 25.5.31 25.5.32 Objections, issues and concerns General noise effects arising from construction activities. General vibration effects arising from construction activities. Respondent ID 8830 8830 No. 1 1 Our response As set out in our Bekesbourne Street site information paper, the contractor would be required to implement noise and vibration control measures at the site, in line with the requirements of the CoCP. The contractor would also be required to gain approval from the LBTH prior to the construction work through a Section 61 application under the Control of Pollution Act which would set out specific working methods and the measures to minimise noise and vibration. This would ensure that the noise levels are reasonable and best practical means are applied. The Outcome N N

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Objections, issues and concerns

Respondent ID

No.

Our response measures would be agreed with local authority environmental health officers. Additionally we will implement best practice measures to minimise noise and vibration from plant and works including the selection of appropriate plant and equipment, siting of equipment, and use of enclosures to provide acoustic screens. Full details of the measures that will be adopted for the construction will be set out in the CoCP to be submitted with our DCO application. The Environmental statement that will be submitted with our DCO application will include an assessment of noise and vibration which will be completed in line with a methodology that is compliant with BS4142 and has been agreed with the LBTH.

Outcome

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of noise and vibration 25.5.33 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of noise and vibration during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of noise and vibration Table 25.5.13 Objections, issues, concerns and suggestions in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of noise and vibration during construction Ref 25.5.34 Objections, issues and concerns More information is needed on noise and vibration mitigation, including definition of 'noise control measures'. Respondent ID 7797 No. 1 Our response Outcome

The Environmental statement that will be submitted with our N DCO application will include a full assessment of noise and vibration that will be completed in line with a methodology that is compliant with BS5228, BS6472 and BS7385 and has been agreed with the LBTH. Our draft CoCP sets out a range of measures that would be adopted by our contractor to minimise noise and vibration from plant and works including the selection of appropriate plant and equipment, siting of equipment, and use of enclosures to provide acoustic screens. Specific measures such as acoustic suppression systems, operation of equipment in a mode that minimises noise and shutting down equipment when not in use are also identified in our draft CoCP. Our contractor would be required to comply with the requirements of the CoCP, which states that our contractor would also be required to apply for Section 61 consents (s.61) under the Control of Pollution Act 1974. These would set out specific working methods and the measures to minimise noise and vibration as well as any appropriate monitoring measures to be agreed with local authority environmental health officers. We can confirm that at this site a site hoarding of 2.4m would be erected. N

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Erect site hoarding of at least 2.4 m.

GLA

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Open space and recreation


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to open space and recreation 25.5.36 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to open space and recreation during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to open space and recreation Table 25.5.14 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to open space and recreation during construction Ref 25.5.37 25.5.38 Objections, issues and concerns Temporary loss of children's play area is unacceptable. Effect on river navigation and recreational river users. Respondent ID 8239 8830 No. 1 1 Our response There would be no temporary loss of any children's play area associated with works at this site. There would be no effect on river navigation and recreational river users at this site. Outcome N N

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on open space and recreation 25.5.39 25.5.40 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on open space and recreation during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on open space and recreation No objections, issues or concerns were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on open space and recreation during construction.

Planning and development


25.5.41 No feedback comments were received in relation to planning and development during construction.

Socio-economic
Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to socio-economic effects 25.5.42 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to socio-economic effects during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to socio-economic effects Table 25.5.15 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to socio-economic effects during construction Ref 25.5.43 25.5.44 25.5.45 25.5.46 Objections, issues and concerns Effect of construction activities on residential amenity. Proximity of the construction site to residential properties. Effect of construction activities on the local community. General disruption associated with construction activities. Respondent ID 7630 8239 8239 8239 No. 1 1 1 1 Our response The works that we propose at this site are outlined in our Bekesbourne Street site information paper and include the construction of a chamber to introduce a controlled gate in the existing sewer. The works are expected to last for approximately seven months and would be carried out in standard working hours. We do not consider that there would be a significant effect on residential amenity. Our Environmental statement will assess the likely significant effects of the proposed development recommend mitigation measures. In addition, our contractor would be required to undertake the works in accordance with our draft CoCP which includes controls on working hours, site layout, site operation and site management. Outcome N N N N

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address socio-economic effects 25.5.47 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the socio-economic effects during construction.

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Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address socio-economic effects 25.5.48 No objections, issues or concerns were received in relation to the measures proposed to address socio-economic effects during construction.

Structures and utilities


25.5.49 No feedback comments were received in relation to structures and utilities during construction.

Townscape and visual


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to townscape and visual effects 25.5.50 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to townscape and visual effects during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to townscape and visual effects Table 25.5.16 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to townscape and visual effects during construction Ref 25.5.51 Objections, issues and concerns Effect of construction activities, machinery and site hoarding on the local townscape. Respondent ID 7630 No. 1 Our response We are undertaking a townscape and visual impact assessment as part of our environmental impact assessment that will identify any likely significant effects of our proposed construction activities and any mitigation required to address such effects, for example well-designed visually attractive hoardings or early planting to create visual screening where appropriate. Our draft CoCP also sets out measures to ensure that the townscape and visual effects of construction are minimised. Outcome N

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on townscape and visual 25.5.52 25.5.53 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on townscape and visual during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on townscape and visual No objections, issues or concerns were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on townscape and visual during construction.

Transport and access


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to transport and access 25.5.54 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to transport and access during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to transport and access Table 25.5.17 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to transport and access during construction Ref 25.5.55 Objections, issues and concerns Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) movements have not been properly addressed by the phase two consultation. Increased traffic congestion has not been properly addressed by the phase two consultation. Construction traffic will exacerbate existing traffic congestion. Construction traffic will affect access to the Respondent ID 7797 No. 1 Our response The scale and duration of the works at this site are expected to be limited. We are preparing a full Transport assessment for submission with our DCO application. As set out in our site information paper we would transport materials to and from the site by road. Construction traffic would access the site from Commercial Road (A13) turning into Branch Road (A101), right into Ratcliffe Lane and left into Bekesbourne Street. Traffic leaving the site would turn left into Ratcliffe Lane and into Butcher Row (B126). We do not anticipate a large number of vehicles as a part of our works and as such Outcome N

25.5.56

7797

25.5.57 25.5.58

8902 8902

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N N

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Objections, issues and concerns local area including: - disruption to local residents particularly those attempting to enter or exit Narrow Street via Branch Road - additional congestion created by works traffic and diversions in Ratcliffe Lane may otherwise make exit from Narrow Street virtually impossible as the northbound traffic light is only green for a very short period. Proposed access route to the site will result in the loss of on street car parking on Bekesbourne Street and Ratcliffe Lane. Loss of car parking will affect accessibility to the local area and increase parking pressure. Effect of construction traffic on road safety. Effect of construction traffic on the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and local residents.

Respondent ID

No.

Our response Outcome do not believe that these would result in any congestion. The full effects of our development will be set out in the Transport assessment that will be submitted with our DCO application. We would need to undertake road and footpath diversions along Bekesbourne Street which would also affect the junction with Ratcliffe Lane and require suspension of parking bays. Based on our current design, we do not anticipate that any junction changes or bus stop relocations would be required. N

25.5.59

7630

25.5.60

8239

Traffic assessment studies are currently being undertaken and will consider the effects of temporary losses of car parking.

25.5.61 25.5.62

GLA GLA

1 1

We will design site accesses and operate all of our N construction sites to ensure that they meet design, health N and safety standards. We are developing a CoCP, (a draft of which was provided as part of our phase two consultation), which will include requirements for a Traffic management plan to ensure that construction traffic is carefully controlled to minimise any potential likely significant effects on the road network including access to the local area, as well as setting out construction traffic routes, site access/egress points, signage and monitoring procedures. There will be a requirement to ensure the proposals do not endanger safe school access. The transport assessment will also review data in relation to recent accidents. The proposals will be subject to independent external review by Transport for London (TfL) and the local highway authority to ensure proposed highway layouts and vehicle movement arrangements are as safe as possible. We carefully considered the information we made available N at our phase two consultation to ensure that consultees had sufficient information to respond to the consultation. The information was based on our preliminary transport assessment which is still being developed and we will discuss the details further with TfL and the LBTH to ensure that any significant transport effects are identified in the Environmental statement to be submitted as part of our DCO application. Bekesbourne Street would be partially closed during construction works, however vehicle access would be maintained with a single signal controlled access road. Pedestrian access along Bekesbourne Street would also be N

25.5.63

More information is needed on transport effects and the impact on non-car users.

7797

25.5.64

Effect of disruption, diversion or closure of roads on access to local amenities; use Bekesbourne street as a cut through route from Narrow Street (using the route across

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Objections, issues and concerns the bridge over the Rotherhithe Tunnel and through St. James's Gardens) and Thames Water will need to ensure that the route will be kept open.

Respondent ID

No.

Our response maintained.

Outcome

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of transport and access 25.5.65 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of transport and access during construction. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of transport and access Table 25.5.18 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects of transport and access during construction Ref 25.5.66 Objections, issues and concerns Mitigation proposed to address the issues is inadequate / insufficient; further consideration of non-car users needed. Respondent ID 7797 No. 1 Our response Our draft CoCP (provided at phase two consultation) sets out a range of measures to manage construction traffic and ways in which our contractor would operate the site, including sections on traffic and lorry management and control, road cleanliness, reinstatement of public rights of way as well as details on the way in which we would manage our workforce. These measures have been taken into account in undertaking our preliminary assessment of the likely significant effects of the project. We are preparing a full Transport assessment for submission as part of our DCO application which will consider the effects of our proposed construction transport. Our draft CoCP (provided at phase two consultation) sets out a range of measures to manage construction traffic and ways in which our contractor would operate the site, including sections on traffic and lorry management and control, road cleanliness, reinstatement of public rights of way as well as details on our working hours and the way in which we would manage our workforce. These measures have been taken into account in our preliminary assessment of the likely significant effects of the project. We are currently preparing an Environmental statement that will identify further mitigation measures if significant adverse effects are identified and are discussing the details of the CoCP and framework Travel plan with the LBTH. Our contractor would be required to submit a detailed sitespecific Traffic management plan and Travel plan to submit to TfL and the LBTH for approval prior to commencement of works. We are preparing a full Transport assessment for submission with our DCO application which will consider the likely significant effects of our proposed construction transport and identify any necessary mitigation measures. Outcome N

25.5.67

Establish traffic management plans, for example suggest that traffic monitoring be undertaken and if necessary the timing of the local traffic lights be adjusted for the period of the works.

8902

25.5.68

Other transport and access mitigation comments including: satisfactory highway management measures are required.

GLA

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Water and flood risk


25.5.69 No feedback comments were received in relation to water and flood risk during construction.

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25.6.1 25.6.2

Management of operational effects


This section sets out comments received during phase two consultation in relation to the management of operational effects at Bekesbourne Street. This includes the identification of site specific issues associated with the site once it is operational and proposals to address these issues. During phase two consultation, respondents were asked whether the site information paper had identified the correct key issues associated with Bekesbourne Street once the tunnel is operational and the ways to address these issues see questions 7a and 7b of the phase two consultation feedback form, provided in appendix M of the Main report on phase two consultation). The first part of question 7a and 7b asked respondents to select agree, disagree or dont know/unsure. Where respondents completed this part of the question, the results are set out in tables 25.6.1 and 25.6.2. Tables 25.6.3 to 25.6.7 detail the feedback comments received in relation to this site. It should be noted that not all respondents who provided feedback comments confirmed whether the right issues and the ways to address those issues had been identified. Table 25.6.1 Do you agree that we have identified the right key issues in the site information paper? (Q7a) Respondent type Statutory consultees Local authorities Landowners Community consultees Petitions Total Number of respondents Total 0 0 0 6 0 6
2 2 2

Yes

No

Dont know/unsure

Table 25.6.2 Do you agree that we have identified the right way to address the key issues? (Q7b) Respondent type Number of respondents Total Statutory consultees Local authorities Landowners Community consultees Petitions Total 0 0 0 6 0 6
2 2 2

Yes

No

Dont know/unsure

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25.6.3

The following sections set out the comments received from respondents in connection with the identification of key issues associated with Bekesbourne Street once the tunnel is operational. Feedback comments are organised under common themes. The themes are: General themes:

General feedback comments on the key issues General feedback comments on measures to address the key issues

Topic based themes

Air quality and odour Historic environment Land quality and contamination Lighting Natural environment (aquatic) Natural environment (terrestrial) Noise and vibration

Open space and recreation Planning and development Socio-economic Structures and utilities Townscape and visual Transport and access Water and flood risk

General feedback comments on the identified key issues


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the identified key issues 25.6.4 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received on general feedback comments on the identified key issues during operation. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the identified key issues Table 25.6.3 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the identified key issues during operation Ref 25.6.5 Objections, issues and concerns Local residents should have an opportunity to input into the operation of the site. Respondent ID 7630 No. 1 Our response At phase two consultation we invited comments on the operation of the infrastructure at Bekesbourne Street. Further information will be made publically available once the application has been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate. We also propose to continue to engage with consultees up to and once our DCO application has been submitted. Refer to our Community Consultation Strategy (CCS) for further details. Outcome N

General feedback comments on measures to address the key issues


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address key issues Table 25.6.4 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the key issues during operation Ref 25.6.6 Supportive and neutral comments Measures to address potential issues are satisfactory. Respondent ID 7404 No. 1 Our response Your comment is noted and welcomed.

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Objections, issues and concerns 25.6.7 No objections, issues or concerns were received in relation to general feedback comments on the measures proposed to address the key effects during operation.

Air quality and odour


25.6.8 No feedback comments were received in relation to air quality and odour during operation.

Historic environment
25.6.9 No feedback comments were received in relation to the historic environment during operation.

Land quality and contamination


25.6.10 No feedback comments were received in relation to land quality and contamination during operation.

Lighting
25.6.11 No feedback comments were received in relation to lighting during operation.

Natural environment (aquatic)


25.6.12 No feedback comments were received in relation to the natural environment (aquatic) during operation.

Natural environment (terrestrial)


Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) Table 25.6.5 Supportive and neutral comments in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) during operation Ref 25.6.13 Supportive and neutral comments Support efforts to minimise the long-term impacts to biodiversity and secure improvements. Respondent ID LR9491 No. 1 Our response Your comments are noted and welcomed.

Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) 25.6.14 25.6.15 No objections, issues or concerns were received in relation to the natural environment (terrestrial) during operation. Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) during operation. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) Table 25.6.6 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on the natural environment (terrestrial) during operation Ref 25.6.16 Objections, issues and concerns Provision of compensation habitat; put nesting and roosting boxes up. Respondent ID 7404 No. 1 Our response At this site we have not identified the need for provision of compensation for land-based habitat, as the effects of the construction are temporary and existing habitats (trees and ornamental planting) are of limited value. We are preparing a full environmental impact assessment that will present the conclusions of our assessments in the Environmental statement that will be submitted with our DCO application. All permanent works will be located within the defined site boundary. Your comment is noted. We have not identified the need to Outcome N

25.6.17 25.6.18

Locate permanent works within the site to avoid sensitive and designated areas. Maximise opportunities to enhance

LR9491 LR9491

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Objections, issues and concerns biodiversity through an effective mitigation package.

Respondent ID

No.

Our response provide compensatory land-based habitat at this site.

Outcome

Noise and vibration


25.6.19 No feedback comments were received in relation to noise and vibration during operation.

Open space and recreation


25.6.20 No feedback comments were received in relation to open space and recreation during operation.

Planning and development


25.6.21 No feedback comments were received in relation to planning and development during operation.

Socio-economic
Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to socio-economic effects 25.6.22 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to socio-economic effects during operation. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to socio-economic effects Table 25.6.7 Objections, issues and concerns in relation to socio-economic effects during operation Ref 25.6.23 Objections, issues and concerns Health and safety issues associated with the site; tunnel should not be built in a place where children play. Effect on human health for adults but more so for children. Proximity of operational site to residential properties. Respondent ID 8239 No. 1 Our response We do not believe that there would be any likely significant effects on health or safety for nearby residents. Once complete the majority of the works will be below ground with the existing sewerage system. Outcome N

25.6.24 25.6.25

8239 8239

1 1

N N

Supportive and neutral feedback comments in relation to the measures proposed to address socio-economic effects 25.6.26 25.6.27 No supportive or neutral feedback comments were received in relation to the measures proposed to address socio-economic effects during operation. Objections, issues and concerns in relation to the measures proposed to address socio-economic effects No objections, issues or concerns were received in relation to the measures proposed to address the effects on socio-economic effects during operation.

Structures and utilities


25.6.28 No feedback comments were received in relation to structures and utilities during operation.

Townscape and visual


25.6.29 No feedback comments were received in relation to townscape and visual effects during operation.

Transport and access


25.6.30 No feedback comments were received in relation to transport and access during operation.

Water and flood risk


25.6.31 No feedback comments were received in relation to water and flood risk during operation.

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25.7.1 25.7.2

Our view of the way forward


We received a range of feedback on our proposals for this site, including supportive and neutral comments and objections, issues and concerns. We took all comments received into account in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act 2008. In light of the feedback that we received, we believe that no new information has been highlighted that would change our decision to use Bekesbourne Street to control the Holloway Storm Relief CSO. Additionally, no new information or issues have been identified that would fundamentally change our proposals for this site. Therefore we will continue to develop the proposals for this site that we published at phase two consultation for this site. The feedback we received included detailed comments on the construction and operational effects of the proposed development and the measures we propose to reduce and manage those effects. Detailed comments were also made on our proposals for the permanent design and appearance of the site. Having regard to the feedback received and taking account of on-going technical work, we are considering our detailed design for this site which may lead to changes to the layout and/or appearance of our proposals. We are currently considering the possibility of relocating the kiosk away from DLR owned land. In our SOCC we recognised that we may need to amend our scheme following phase two consultation and that if changes came forward we would consider whether targeted consultation is appropriate. We do not consider that the degree of change in relation to this site or the effect on the local community would affect the nature of the comments received during phase two consultation in such a way as to require further consultation. On that basis a further round of consultation on our proposals for this site is not considered necessary. We will progress with preparation of our application for a Development Consent Order and will incorporate the changes referred to in paragraph 25.7.3. We intend to publicise our proposed application in accordance with Section 48 of the Planning Act 2008 later in 2012. Full details of our proposed scheme will be set out in our DCO application and the accompanying documents.

25.7.3

25.7.4

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