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Vince Cable welcomes Enviroment Agency reassurances over Ham Hydro

September 19, 2014 12:18 PM

Responding to concerns raised by The Teddington Society and other local groups and residents Twickenham MP Vince Cable has received a briefing from the Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency report dealt with a variety of issues including noise, flood risk, the impact on the environment and river wildlife and health and safety issues relating to boat users and the public in general.

Vince writes "I have received a briefing from the Environment Agency on the Teddington Weir power project. I support community power projects in principle but the concerns of the Teddington Society and others on noise and flooding to need to be addressed. The Environment Agency is quite clear that there will be no negative impact on flooding or on the habitat and that noise impacts can be reduced to acceptable levels. This project has taken five years to get to this stage and I would hope that the Environment Agency has now dealt with the concerns."

Vince will continue to work to ensure that residents' views and concerns are addressed as the project progresses.