Thames Water refreshes plan for Abingdon Reservoir, despite opposition from GARD

GARD chairman Derek Stork, a former nuclear physicist, feared there was now a ‘strong possibility’ that Thames Water will favour the reservoir in its final document.

Writing in a GARD newsletter this month, he said: “They have either ignored, or over-ridden with dubious arguments, the majority of critical comments coming from stakeholders like GARD.

“Other [water] sources are less costly, less damaging to the environment, less disruptive to local communities and more robust against climate change.”

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