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The Silvertown Tunnel Order 2018

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Silvertown Tunnel Implementation Group

66.—(1) TfL must establish and fund the reasonable secretarial and administrative costs of a consultative body to be known as the Silvertown Tunnel Implementation Group (in this Order referred to as “STIG”).

(2) STIG will comprise one representative of each of the following bodies—

(a)TfL;

(b)the GLA;

(c)the Council of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham;

(d)the Council of the London Borough of Bexley;

(e)the Council of the London Borough of Bromley;

(f)the City of London Corporation;

(g)the Council of the Royal Borough of Greenwich;

(h)the Council of the London Borough of Hackney;

(i)the Council of the London Borough of Lewisham;

(j)the Council of the London Borough of Newham;

(k)the Council of the London Borough of Redbridge;

(l)the Council of the London Borough of Southwark;

(m)the Council of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets;

(n)the Council of the London Borough of Waltham Forest; and

(o)Highways England, or any other person which in place of Highways England—

(i)is for the time being the traffic authority for the Dartford river crossings between Dartford, Kent and Thurrock, Essex; or

(ii)is for the time being the traffic authority for the proposed new river crossing known as the Lower Thames Crossing east of Gravesend, Kent and Tilbury, Essex, if the crossing is granted development consent under the 2008 Act.

(3) Each body mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) to (2)(o) above must notify TfL of the identity of its nominated representative.

(4) If any person nominated under paragraph (3) cannot attend a STIG meeting, the nominating body may nominate a person (on an occasional or standing basis, as it determines) to act as the nominating body’s substitute representative at the meeting.

(5) TfL must consult the other members of STIG on the following matters relating to implementation of the authorised development—

(a)the extent, nature and duration of monitoring to be implemented in accordance with the monitoring and mitigation strategy;

(b)the proposals for the initial bus services that will operate through the tunnels when the Silvertown Tunnel opens for public use;

(c)the monitoring reports produced in accordance with the monitoring and mitigation strategy;

(d)any proposed revisions to the charging policy under article 53 (the charging policy); and

(e)the level of charges required to be paid for use of the tunnels under article 54 (power to charge for use of the tunnels) and any exemptions and discounts.

(6) In taking any decision in respect of any of the matters set out in paragraph (5), TfL must have regard to any recommendations or representations made by a member of STIG in response to the consultation carried out under that paragraph.

(7) Unless otherwise agreed by STIG, TfL must convene a meeting of STIG, chaired by a representative elected by the members of STIG, at least twice a year on a date to be determined by TfL, including on each occasion that TfL publishes a monitoring report in accordance with the monitoring and mitigation strategy.

(8) The first meeting of STIG must be held not less than three years before the date on which the Silvertown Tunnel is expected to open for public use.

(9) Part VA (access to meetings and documents of certain authorities, committees and sub-committees) of the Local Government Act 1972(1) and the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960(2) do not apply to STIG or to its meetings or proceedings.

(10) TfL must publish on its website agendas, reports, minutes and other relevant documents relating to the operation of STIG as soon as reasonably practicable after they become available.

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