Freshwater on the Isle of Dogs & ASDA & the failure for a generation to plan ahead properly
For the ASDA scheme, Thames Water have said 3 times now on the 10th Feb 2020, 17th June 2020 & 12th Feb 2021 that there is not enough water
Councils Committee report does not mention
On 19th May 2014 & 10th July 2014 Thames Water sent similar emails about issues with South Quay Plaza & Meridian Gate (aka The Madison) both on Marsh Wall close to ASDA both partially occupied by residents
"existing water supply infrastructure has insufficient capacity"
South Quay Plaza nothing happened no condition was added
Meridian Place a condition was added but I cannot find any evidence of it being enforced
So for years Thames Water have said there are issues about whether their network has enough water for future developments
@HardwickRalph & I have had numerous meetings with Thames Water over the years & even got their CEO to mention the need for water here a few years ago
But as yet no evidence of any actual work to improve water & sewage capacity from Abbey Mills to E14
Just lots of talk
And this GLA commissioned report from last October also raises concerns about water & sewage capacity

I wrote to the Councils planning committee a summary of the issues before their decision tonight
In theory, Thames Water have a statutory responsibility to supply fresh water but we maybe building ahead of capacity
Impact would be on older properties without water tanks &
pumps as new buildings will have water tanks/pumps to smooth out the flow
As far as I know, no major investment in water & sewage capacity on the Isle of Dogs since the 1980's?
We should not build on ASDA site until we are sure of the expansion of water & sewage capacity

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E-Scooter rental trial update on rules + what does Tower Hamlets Ride Through mean & how to provide feedback
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b. You can also rent from and leave an e-scooter in the following TfL locations outside

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ASDA planning application update & a prediction
I predict that tonight the Strategic Development Committee will reject the ASDA scheme
But new Chair & new members make it hard to predict
But we will probably lose on appeal
So a lot of effort has gone into making sure that any
rejection is sustainable at appeal but this will be a test
This will be hard as last January most Councillors voted for Policies that encouraged more development of this site
+ we are missing our housing targets

But with a record number of speakers against? (5 Cllrs & 2? residents)
I decided not to speak as normally only 4 people maybe 5 are allowed to speak so I wanted Labour Cllrs & residents to speak against as more likely to have an impact than me
Last time we had this much Labour
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Stratford & Bow constituency crosses into Newham territory from Bow
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But I suspect existing MPs in TH will stay in TH
as bigger changes in Newham
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Boundary commission is independent body
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And what investment has the Council made in facilities for teenagers in the last x years with all the money they earn? £0
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I summarised the key issues/questions via comments in this PDF but will also list below…
This is how the building should work in pic
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Why not activated by the waking watch/Ballymore staff when automatic system failed?
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