Author Topic: Rumpus as sewage tanks needed for Tadpole Farm development to be built at Taw Hill  (Read 2762 times)

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Offline Mickraker

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Wern't people told that infrastructure to allow the development was already there  :-\

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Thames Water wants to place two tanks at either end of Queen Elizabeth Drive to deal with excessive water during heavy rains and to increase the capacity of the network ahead of the Tadpole Farm development.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10966649.Fears_sewage_tanks_will_cause_big_stink/?ref=var_0


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I wonder what would happen to the sewage works if everybody at a set time, say 10 and 11 am every day for three days, flushed their loo.....

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A bit like spitting in the wind Ko, we would get our own back.

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Just happened to notice the Public notices and they are putting one in in Inglesham Road, now we had a bit of  do a few year's ago about it.  That's  because they were going to put it, right where the Clivey project wanted it's new building and garden/play area.

We found out then, by accident, as it happened one of our volunteers had a notice through her letterbox. because she lived close by.  Turned out the school was having occasional 'back-ups', though we did speculate that was naughty children rather than any sewer problem. 

It wasn't that we minded them putting in the tank it was going to be huge and underground, we even suggested better places a short distance away. Just not on/under our planned play areas.

They didn't put it in - so why they need to now, I don't know.  Or where they are putting it.  There seems to be a real lack of information - or is that going to them that don't know any history of the site - AGAIN!

As far as I know CLivey haven't given up the idea of a new youth building there, it's just a matter of waiting until the right fund comes up.
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It wasn't that we minded them putting in the tank it was going to be huge and underground, we even suggested better places a short distance away. Just not on/under our planned play areas.

They didn't put it in - so why they need to now, I don't know.  Or where they are putting it.  There seems to be a real lack of information - or is that going to them that don't know any history of the site - AGAIN!

As far as I know CLivey haven't given up the idea of a new youth building there, it's just a matter of waiting until the right fund comes up.

I think the reason they're doing this now is because they didn't put the tank(s) in back then.   Chances are the fuss that was kicked up gave them a good excuse not to do the work and not spend any money.  So either they're doing this because they have no choice due to housing or they're using investments in infrastructure to lower their corporation tax bill (or as an excuse to put bills up).

I know someone who lives near a small newish sewer pumping station built as part of sewer improvement (not in the thames water area), only time I ever noticed a smell was walking right past it one morning (when people were doing their ablutions).  Thing is that station apparently had to be right next to the new main sewer, based on this I suspect one of the main sewers for the NSD runs near or through QE Drive.

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It's interesting that no-one's mentioned the pumping station that's on the same site, is quite big and makes a constant sound, plus the noise from the Tawny Owl that's next to that.

The campaigners on Queen Elizabeth Drive are the same campaigners who object to having a bus service along their road.

Will the next call be for QE Drive to have it's own entry and exit gates and become it's own enclosed 'community'?

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It's interesting that no-one's mentioned the pumping station that's on the same site, is quite big and makes a constant sound, plus the noise from the Tawny Owl that's next to that.

The campaigners on Queen Elizabeth Drive are the same campaigners who object to having a bus service along their road.

Will the next call be for QE Drive to have it's own entry and exit gates and become it's own enclosed 'community'?

Didn't realise the pumping station is on the same site!  In my non-expert opinion the natural place for overflow tanks would be right by the pumping station. 

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It's interesting that no-one's mentioned the pumping station that's on the same site, is quite big and makes a constant sound, plus the noise from the Tawny Owl that's next to that.

The campaigners on Queen Elizabeth Drive are the same campaigners who object to having a bus service along their road.

Will the next call be for QE Drive to have it's own entry and exit gates and become it's own enclosed 'community'?

That must be the building you go by on Thamesdown Drive just before the PH  :-\
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