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Mr Duncan Macleod, London
King's stairs gardens is one of the very few greenfield riverside, amenity sites in a deprived London borough. It should be preserved at all costs. The sewage pumping station development should be sited at the Surrey Canal Road Industrial site less than a mile away. To lose the amenity of King's Stairs Gardens to the proposed development would be appalling and outrageous and a planning decision beyond reasonable justification.

Ms Tricia Watson, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Please don't trash this precious piece of the Thames path and valuable space for local people. It's a vital link in river walks from Rotherhithe into town and a great rest and play area for all.

Dr Jane Melia, Epsom, Surrey
Green spaces such as these in urban settings are essential for families and improve the quality of life of all in the community. This is particularly important in an area such as this which serves a wide range of social groups including those who are deprived and living in very limited accommodation.  The provision of such spaces are part of our social heritage which should not be destroyed.

Ms Maggie Butcher, London
Kings Stairs Gardens is a pleasant place to sit and ponder whilst walking along the Thames. it should not be used for a sewage plant. What about the nearby residents whose lives will be blighted.

Mr Asim Dutta, Southwark, London
Please save King's Stairs Gardens

Mr Callum Coates, London
I work at London Bubble and am horrified at plans to destroy a vital local amenity - kings stairs gardens.  It is essential in such a deprived area for the community to have a safe green space in which to relax and exercise. Children need to have a green play space and the flats and houses should not have to look out on a sewer. It's inconceivable to me that you can think this is a good idea.

Mrs Kirstie Olah, London
I use this park a lot with my little girl and it will be a tragedy if Thames Water win this fight. It will destroy the area and I feel for the poor people who live right on top of the park. SAVE OUR PARK.

Mr William Procter, London
the site chosen for the sewerage works is highly inappropriate and should be sited elsewhere to avoid blighting the locality and destroying an area of importance to wildlife.

Mr Shaun Smith, London
King's Stairs Gardens is one of the few green sites left on the river. Thames Water should site their storage facility on an industrial site, not on parkland.

Miss Emma Fencott, London
The park is in such a beautiful location and a frequently used haven to escape from the city. Thames Water cannot destroy this - they must be  stopped.

Mr Peter Bell, Tunbridge Wells
It surely must be possible to find a brown field site in that particular area alongside the river that would prove more suitable and be less intrusive to peoples lives.

Mrs Melanie Lines, Southwark, London
This is an area we frequent often for summer barbecues, picnics and meeting with friends.  More and more parks are becoming unavailable for public use as high-rise buildings escalate in our area.  To target this area as a collection site for refuse is criminal.

Ms Gillian Hanna, London
Yet another official  'initiative' that is blind to what are the really valuable things in city life

Mr John Hammond, London
So let me get this straight. The idiots at Thames Water want to rip up a family park,  a Children’s playground and part of the Thames Pathway affording lovely views of Tower Bridge and the City for all those who care to stop, plus an area of Natural Beauty. What next? Finding and clubbing Baby seals!  This is the only park in South East London that goes onto the river! (I wonder if they would have dared to put it in Battersea Park).  This is more evidence of “let’s put all the crap in East London"

Ms Karen Chambers, Madrid, Spain

This is a beautiful London park and the plans to destroy it are terrible!

Ms Sheila Taylor, London
I feel very strongly that an alternative brownfield site should be found for this work, as Kings Stairs Gardens is a precious green space in the middle of a residential area.

Mr Graham Taylor, Bermondsey, London
It is a contradiction to clean up the Thames for green reasons and then target parks and gardens for construction work. All those who support the Thames Tunnel must also, to be consistent, oppose the takeover of King's Stairs Gardens.

Mr David Burgess, London
It would be a tragedy if this delightful area was ruined in the way planned.

Mrs Dorothy Risley, London
This a beautiful unspoilt area, an oasis of calm in the city. Leave it alone!

Mr Peter Langworth, London
The river path for walking and cycling and recreation is of wide London and national interest. Access and improvement has steadily got better, this proposal will take us backwards and will again disfigure and degrade the river instead of regarding the river and the banks as vital public routes and amenities. There has to be a solution that leaves this historic site and park unspoilt and indeed improved.

Mrs Estelle Reynolds, London
Please find an alternative site to King Stairs Garden. This is valuable garden space in a very populated part of London. It is a unique riverside garden, we should be protecting London heritage. Also I feel this is being progressed too discreetly therefore avoiding consultation with the local people.

Mr Nathan Brine, Isleworth, Middlesex
This is a beautiful area and it would be a travesty to dig it up.

Ms Emma Tarling, Sydenham
A sewer like this should not be built near a park or children's playground, especially in an area of limited green space. Please rethink the location for our childrens' sake.

Mr Philip Wood, London
The impact on the area does not bear thinking about! I lived in Rotherhithe for 16 years and still return, often by walking along the river side. There must be an alternative solution.

Mr Guy Stubbs, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Take your sewer away from conservation and residential area and 'bog off'

Mr Chris Dewey, Greenfield, Beds
I walk in this area when in London and enjoy the sights, deal with this in a more discrete way. We have the technology!
Mr William Procter, London
the site chosen for the sewerage works is highly inappropriate and should be sited elsewhere to avoid blighting the locality and destroying an area of importance to wildlife.

Mr Shaun Smith, London
King's Stairs Gardens is one of the few green sites left on the river. Thames Water should site their storage facility on an industrial site, not on parkland.

Miss Emma Fencott, London
The park is in such a beautiful location and a frequently used haven to escape from the city. Thames Water cannot destroy this - they must be  stopped.

Mr Peter Bell, Tunbridge Wells
It surely must be possible to find a brown field site in that particular area alondside the river that would prove more suitable and be less intrusive to peoples lives.

Mrs Melanie Lines, Southwark, London
This is an area we frequent often for summer barbeques, picnics and meeting with friends.  More and more parks are becoming unavailable for public use as high-rise buildings escalate in our area.  To target this area as a collection site for refuse is criminal.

Ms Gillian Hanna, London
Yet another official  'initiative' that is blind to what are the really valuable things in city life

Mr John Hammond, London
So let me get this straight. The idiots at Thames Water want to rip up a family park,  a Children’s playground and part of the Thames Pathway affording lovely views of Tower Bridge and the City for all those who care to stop, plus an area of Natural Beauty. What next? Finding and clubbing Baby seals!
This is the only park in South East London that goes onto the river! (I wonder if they would have dared to put it in Battersea Park).  This is more evidence of “let’s put all the crap in East London"

Ms Karen Chambers, Madrid, Spain
This is a beautiful London park and the plans to destroy it are terrible!

Ms Sheila Taylor, London
I feel very strongly that an alternative brownfield site should be found for this work, as Kings Stairs Gardens is a precious green space in the middle of a residential area.

Mr Graham Taylor, Bermondsey, London
It is a contradiction to clean up the Thames for green reasons and then target parks and gardens for construction work. All those who support the Thames Tunnel must also, to be consistent, oppose the takeover of King's Stairs Gardens.

Mr David Burgess, London
It would be a tragedy if this delightful area was ruined in the way planned.

Mrs Dorothy Risley, London
This a beautiful unspoilt area, an oasis of calm in the city. Leave it alone!

Mr Peter Langworth, London
The river path for walking and cycling and recreation is of wide London and national interest. Access and improvement has steadily got better, this proposal will take us backwards and will again disfigure and degrade the river instead of regarding the river and the banks as vital public routes and amenities. There has to be a solution that leaves this historic site and park unspoilt and indeed improved.

Mrs Estelle Reynolds, London
Please find an alternative site to King Stairs Garden. This is valuable garden space in a very populated part of London. It is a unique riverside garden, we should be protecting London heritage. Also I feel this is being progressed too discreetly therefore avoiding consultation with the local people.

Mr Nathan Brine, Isleworth, Middlesex
This is a beautiful area and it would be a travesty to dig it up.

Ms Emma Tarling, Sydenham
A sewer like this should not be built near a park or children's playground, especially in an area of limited green space. Please rethink the location for our childrens' sake.

Mr Philip Wood, London
The impact on the area does not bear thinking about! I lived in Rotherhithe for 16 years and still return, often by walking along the river side. There must be an alternative solution.

Mr Guy Stubbs, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Take your sewer away from conservation and residential area and 'bog off'

Mr Chris Dewey, Greenfield, Beds
I walk in this area when in London and enjoy the sights, deal with this in a more discrete way. We have the technology!