Local residents, community groups and stakeholders have had their say on our initial plans to upgrade Deephams Sewage Works.
During our 16-week, phase 1 public consultation, which ran from 4 July to 24 October 2012, we held several exhibitions in the local area and spoke to over 650 people, answering their questions about our proposals.
There was clear support for the need to upgrade the works and most people agreed that this redevelopment should be built on the existing site.
A small number of local residents disagreed with this and suggested alternative sites, but after carefully looking at each of these sites again, none of them is more suitable.
Reducing odour, noise, traffic and other disruption while we build and operate the upgraded works, were the most important issues for most people.
Taking all the feedback into account, the existing site remains the best option for building the upgrade, and so we are pleased to confirm that we will be proceeding with it as our preferred site.