Thames Tideway Tunnel Granted Development Consent
Today the Secretary of State for the Environment and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government granted development consent for the Thames tideway tunnel project.
The project, proposed by Thames Water Utilities Limited involves development of a 5-mile, 7.2 meter-wide ‘super sewer’ between Thames Water sites at Acton Storm Tanks and Abbey Mills Pumping Station in London. Its storage capacity will be up 1,250,000 cubic metres.
In their decision letter, the Secretaries of State considered the following to be important and relevant to the decision to grant consent:
However, particular emphasis was also placed on the following factors which counted against granting consent;
The Secretaries of State concluded that on balance there was a good case in favour of making the order granting Development Consent which was; “not outweighed by the likely adverse impacts of the development as mitigated by the proposed terms of the Order and related legal agreements”. The Secretaries proposed some amendments to the draft order.
Construction on the sewer is expected to commence in 2016.
A link to the decision and the application documents can be found at the link below;
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