Silvertown tunnel proposal: The health and wellbeing concerns of Greenwich residents

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Greenwich gathered feedback from local residents about the impact on health and wellbeing from the planned construction of a new tunnel to link the A13 north of the Thames with the A2 south of the river.  They spoke to 112 residents.

Only one in five people had heard about the proposed tunnel before Healthwatch spoke to them.  Over 3 in five were concerned about the traffic which could bring additional air pollution and noise, busier roads and more HGV lorries on the roads.

Nearly 2 in 5 had concerns about noise levels in connection with the proposal and over two thirds were concerned about air quality and the impact of pollution, particularly on children and young people.

The report includes 3 recommendations about engaging the local community when making construction decisions and in forming the local authority’s air quality strategy.

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General details

Report title 
Silvertown tunnel proposal: The health and wellbeing concerns of Greenwich residents
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Greenwich
Date of publication 
Friday, 24 January, 2020
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Engagement
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5141

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
112
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.