Thames Water want to use vital green space in the centre of Deptford as a worksite in the construction of the Thames Tunnel Super Sewer system. If the proposed works go ahead the land will, according to Thames Water, be a construction site for approximately three and a half years whilst a shaft 17 meters in diameter and 46 meters deep is constructed. This will involve heavy excavation and construction work with all its associated noise and dust. It will also involve a large number of trucks coming on and off site and the closure of two lanes of Deptford Church Street for the best part of a year. The shaft at Crossfield would be used to connect the current storm relief sewer with a larger pipe which will meet the Thames Tunnel close to the River Thames.
After construction is completed the site will be accessible to the public again. However,