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Olympic Games 2012: Environment Agency

Volume 692: debated on Wednesday 13 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Environment Agency has raised any formal objections to any aspects of the work to be undertaken on the Olympic site; and, if so, what were those objections. [HL4117]

The Environment Agency has formally objected to the Lee interchange site, which would involve work to the proposed railway sidings to the north of the park. The objection was based on existing flood risk issues. Revised hydrology information has since been made available, and the site is being reviewed.

The Environment Agency has been working closely with both the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) project sponsor team and the ODA planning decisions team to ensure that any proposals within the park meet their requirements prior to formally responding through the planning process. Where appropriate, the agency has shared its views with the relevant local authorities, in particular, environmental health officers, regarding contaminated land issues.