Thames Tideway Tunnel Project
This webpage contains information regarding the Thames Tideway Tunnel project and the associated planning applications.
Applicationsto discharge requirements
Thames Water has started submitting applications to discharge Requirements (similar to planning conditions). The applications can be accessed from the planning search webpage. If you do not have a reference number please use the letters TTT in the search box to see all applications.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel will capture the flows of storm sewage from 34 sewer overflow points along the River Thames. The tunnel will run approximately 25 kilometres through the heart of London, and up to 75 meters beneath the River Thames, broadly following the path of the river. In autumn 2008, Thames Water began the process of consulting all the affected boroughs, and other pan-London stakeholders such as the Environment Agency and Greater London Authority. Inputs from this consultation were taken into account in the site assessment methodology. Communities were consulted in January 2011 (Phase One consultation), November 2011 (Phase Two consultation) and July 2012 (Section 48 Publicity) which showed the final plans for the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
The Secretaries of State granted the Thames Tideway Tunnel Development Consent Order on the 12 September 2014. The decision, along with the Council's representations and information regarding the project can be downloaded below. The consented Order documents can also be viewed in the reception of the Town Hall and local libraries. If you need any help viewing these documents please contact the Planning Line on 0207 361 3012.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel will be built by a company called Bazalgette Tunnel Limited - the 'infrastructure provider'. Information about the progress of this project can be found in the Tideway webpage.
See decision documentation and representations
Decision documentation (September 2014) [PDF] (file size 200Kb)
Council's representation to the adequacy of consultation (March 2013)
Council's relevant representation (May 2013)
Council's written representations (November 2013)
Council's Local Impact Report (October 2013)
Council's response to the Development Consent Order and Code of Construction Practice (December 2013)
Council's response to the examination panel's second round of questions (January 2014)
Council's response to the examination panel's third round of questions (February 2014)
S106 Agreement (February 2014)
S106 Plans (February 2014)
Consultation and safeguarding directions
The Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation and safeguarding direction for development affecting any Tunnel Alignments (sites and river) for the Thames Tideway Tunnel on 21 December 2012 and on 15 March 2013. In August 2014 Thames Tideway Tunnel published guidelines for developers and local planning authorities. The safeguarding direction and related documents can be downloaded below.
Thames Tideway Tunnel guidelines for developers and planning authorities (August 2014)
Consultation and Safeguarding Direction
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) letter
Directions for the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project
Land subject to the directions Key Plan
Land subject to the directions Sheet 9 Cremorne
Land subject to the directions Sheet 10 Chelsea Embankment
Land subject to the directions Sheet 11 Boundary with Wandsworth
The Council are holding meetings with Thames Water to discuss the development of the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project. The minutes of the meetings can be downloaded below.
Cremorne Wharf meeting November 2010
Chelsea Embankment meeting November 2010
Letter Response on shore works
September 2012 meeting (river wall assessment)
December 2013 (Design workshop)
Responses to previous consultations on the Thames Tideway Tunnel
Site Selection Proforma (September 2009)
Statement of Community Consultation (February 2010)
Statement of Community Consultation (June 2010)
Thames Tunnel Code of Construction Practice, Outline Contents (October 2010)
Thames Tunnel Consultation - Phase One (December 2010)
Response to Memorandum of Understanding (March 2011)
Response to EIA Scoping Report (April 2011)
Response to Flood Risk Scoping Report (May 2011)
Streamlining the Planning Process for NSIP: Wastewater Transfer and Storage, Section 14 Order (September 2011)
Response to Code of Construction Practice (December 2011)
Response to phase two consultation (February 2012)
Response to Equality Impact Assessment Briefing Note (March 2012)
Response to Position Paper on Cumulative Effects (March 2012)
Response to Health Impact Assessment Scoping Report (April 2012)
Response to Targeted Consultation (June 2012)
Exceptional Hardship Policy
Tideway have an Exceptional Hardship Procedure (EHP) and Non-statutory Off-site Mitigation and Compensation Policy for those who can prove they are adversely affected by the project. Information is available on Tideway’s website. If you would like more information, please contact Tideway at: 08000 30 80 80.
If you have any questions regarding the content of this webpage please e-mail the Planning Policy Team at [email protected].
Last updated: 14 July 2022