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The Silvertown Tunnel Order 2018

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Articles 2, 4 and 29

SCHEDULE 1AUTHORISED DEVELOPMENT

In—

  • the Royal Borough of Greenwich in respect of part of Work No. 1 and the whole of Work Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14; and

  • in the London Borough of Newham in respect of part of Work No. 1 and the whole of Work Nos. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20A and 20B,

a development which, in accordance with a direction made by the Secretary of State for Transport on 25 June 2012 under section 35(1) (directions in relation to projects of national significance) of the 2008 Act, is development for which development consent is required, and associated development within the meaning of section 115(2)(2) (development for which development consent may be granted) of the 2008 Act, comprising—

Work No. 1 – shown on sheets 1, 2 and 3 of the works plans and being the construction of a twin bore highway tunnel for a length of 1,440 metres from a portal on the Greenwich peninsula in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, and passing beneath the river Thames, to a portal in Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham, to include—

(a)the construction of a section of cut and cover tunnel, between its portal on the Greenwich peninsula (the South Portal) and the tunnel-boring machine launch chamber located on the Greenwich peninsula, and comprising either a cellular tunnel or two tunnels, one for northbound traffic and one for southbound traffic with two-lane carriageways in each direction, and including the south portal and cross-passages connecting the two tunnels;

(b)the construction of a section of bored tunnel, comprising two tunnels, one for northbound traffic and one for southbound traffic, with two-lane carriageways in each direction, between the tunnel-boring machine launch chamber located in Silvertown and the tunnel-boring machine launch chamber located on the Greenwich peninsula, including cross-passages connecting the two tunnels;

(c)the construction of a section of cut and cover tunnel between its portal in Silvertown (the North Portal) and the tunnel-boring machine launch chamber located in Silvertown, and comprising either a single cellular tunnel or two tunnels, one for northbound traffic and one for southbound traffic with two-lane carriageways in each direction, and including the north portal and cross-passages connecting the two tunnels;

(d)the construction of an anti-recirculation wall at the South Portal;

(e)the construction of two tunnel-boring machine launch chambers, one in the London Borough of Newham (Silvertown) and one in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (Greenwich peninsula); and

(f)the construction (and subsequent removal on completion of construction of the authorised development) of a temporary decked car park situated on land lying between West Parkside and Millennium Way, and being required in consequence of the construction of Work Nos. 1 (a) and (d) (Greenwich peninsula) to provide replacement car parking facilities for the O2 Arena during construction of the authorised development.

Work No. 2 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the improvement of the existing two-lane A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway over a length of 595 metres from a point 260 metres south of the existing Blackwall Tunnel Southbound South Portal to a point 20 metres south of the existing gantry on the existing slip road leading to Millennium Way, to include—

(a)the improvement of the existing A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound two-lane carriageway;

(b)the construction of retaining walls of varying heights in highway verges to retain the A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway;

(c)the construction of a new overbridge to carry the realigned A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound two-lane carriageway over the proposed Silvertown Tunnel southern approach northbound carriageway (Work No. 5);

(d)the widening of the existing A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway to create new two lanes and a weaving section between the Silvertown Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway (Work No. 6) and the existing diverge slip road leading to Millennium Way (Work No. 7);

(e)the improvement of the central reservation between the improved A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach northbound and southbound carriageways;

(f)the construction of new cross-over facilities in the central reservation;

(g)the construction of new overhead signage and traffic management equipment gantries;

(h)the construction of new access and egress for premises known as Studio 338, as shown on sheet 1 of the rights of way and access plans;

(i)the provision of an improved non-motorised user route alongside the improved A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway;

(j)the provision of planting and landscaping;

(k)the removal of an existing gas pressure reduction station; and

(l)the removal of redundant existing gantries.

Work No. 3 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the improvement of the existing two-lane A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach northbound carriageway over a length of 500 metres from a point level with the existing gantry on the existing southbound diverge slip road leading to Millennium Way to its tie-in with the existing carriageway at a point 65 metres north of the existing Blackwall Tunnel Gatehouse, to include—

(a)the improvement of the existing two-lane A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach northbound carriageway;

(b)the widening of the existing A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach northbound carriageway to accommodate a new two-lane diverge slip road to the northbound carriageway of the proposed Silvertown Tunnel southern approach northbound (Work No. 5);

(c)works associated with the improvement of the central reservation between the improved A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach northbound and southbound carriageways (Work No. 2(e));

(d)works associated with the construction of new cross-over facilities in the central reservation (Work No. 2(f));

(e)works associated with the construction of new overhead signage and traffic management equipment gantries (Work No. 2(g));

(f)the provision of planting and landscaping; and

(g)the removal of redundant existing gantries.

Work No. 4 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the works required for the improvement of the existing Tunnel Avenue from a point 65 metres south of a point level with the junction of the existing Tunnel Avenue with Morden Wharf Road, to a point adjacent to the location of the existing Blackwall Tunnel Gatehouse, to include—

(a)works to improve the alignment of the existing Tunnel Avenue to provide a segregated and independent local two-way carriageway over a length of 485 metres;

(b)the construction of new (replacement) private means of access to local business premises as shown on sheet 1 of the rights of way and access plans, and replacement car parking;

(c)the construction of an improved bus-only access to, and operational egress from, the A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach northbound carriageway (Work No. 3);

(d)the construction of a new hardened verge between the improved Tunnel Avenue and the A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach northbound carriageway (Work No. 3);

(e)the construction of new overhead signage and traffic management equipment gantries;

(f)the removal of redundant existing gantries; and

(g)the provision of improved non-motorised user route alongside the improved Tunnel Avenue.

Work No. 5 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the construction of a new two-lane carriageway over a length of 150 metres, forming the proposed Silvertown Tunnel southern approach northbound carriageway from the proposed diverge nosing (from Work No. 3) to the proposed South Portal of the Silvertown Tunnel (Greenwich), to include—

(a)the construction of a two-lane open-cut carriageway, with a retaining wall of varied height in the western verge, passing under the new overbridge carrying the improved A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway (Work No. 2);

(b)the construction of a ground slab beneath the carriageway; and

(c)the construction of a new cross-over facility in the central reservation.

Work No. 6 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the construction of a new two-lane carriageway over a length of 160 metres, forming the proposed Silvertown Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway from the proposed South Portal of the Silvertown Tunnel (Greenwich) to the proposed merge nosing with the improved A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway (Work No. 2), to include—

(a)the construction of a two-lane open-cut carriageway with a retaining wall of varied height in the eastern verge and maintenance access;

(b)the construction of a ground slab beneath the carriageway; and

(c)the construction of a new cross-over facility in the central reservation.

Work No. 7 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the improvement of 45 metres of the A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway two-lane diverge slip road leading to the existing Millennium Way, to include works to tie in the improved highway with the existing highway.

Work No. 8 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the construction of a new cross-over between the northbound and southbound carriageways of the improved A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach (Work Nos. 2 and 3).

Work No. 9 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the construction of a new bus-only carriageway, with a combined length of 185 metres, linking the existing A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway with the existing northbound carriageway of Millennium Way and linking to the new bus-only carriageway (Work No. 10), including—

(a)the construction of diverge bus-only access carriageway from the existing A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound carriageway (to the north of Work No. 2);

(b)the construction of a new bus-only carriageway with a length of 35 metres providing a direct link between the new bus-only diverge from the southbound A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach carriageway (Work No. 9(a)) and the new bus-only merge to the northbound Silvertown Tunnel southern approach (Work No. 10); and

(c)the construction of a new junction for a bus-only egress onto the existing northbound carriageway of Millennium Way.

Work No. 10 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the improvement of the existing Pavilion Lane to provide a new bus-only carriageway, over a length of 215 metres linking the existing northbound carriageway of Millennium Way with the northbound carriageway of the proposed Silvertown Tunnel southern approach (Work No. 5), to include—

(a)the construction of a new bus-only junction to provide access from the existing northbound carriageway of Millennium Way;

(b)the construction of a new carriageway and a retaining wall of varied height in the eastern verge with maintenance access;

(c)the construction of a new bus-only junction to provide access to the proposed Silvertown Tunnel southern approach northbound carriageway (Work No. 5);

(d)the construction of a ground slab beneath the carriageway;

(e)the construction of a drainage attenuation tank and associated infrastructure; and

(f)the construction of a replacement private means of access to an existing electricity substation, from the northbound carriageway of the existing Millennium Way, as shown on sheet 1 of the rights of way and access plans.

Work No. 11 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the construction of a new Boord Street foot and cycle bridge to provide access for non-motorised users across the A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach and Tunnel Avenue in the vicinity of the western end of Boord Street, to include—

(a)works to remove the existing Boord Street footbridge;

(b)the construction of a new bridge deck and parapets spanning over the improved A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach southbound and northbound carriageways (Work Nos. 2 and 3) and Tunnel Avenue (Work No. 4);

(c)the construction of ramps and staircases to serve the new foot and cycle bridge; and

(d)the construction of a non-motorised user route across the proposed new Boord Street foot and cycle bridge as shown on sheet 1 of the rights of way and access plans.

Work No. 12 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the works associated with the construction of a Silvertown Tunnel services compound in the vicinity of the South Portal (Greenwich), to include—

(a)the construction of tunnel services buildings;

(b)the construction of a new private means of access to the tunnel services compound from the existing northbound carriageway of Millennium Way, as shown on sheet 1 of the rights of way and access plans;

(c)the construction of internal access roads and operational parking facilities;

(d)the construction of replacement private means of access to land surrounding the existing gasholder, from the existing northbound carriageway of Millennium Way, as shown on sheet 1 of the rights of way and access plans;

(e)the provision of security fencing and bollards; and

(f)the provision of landscaping.

Work No. 13 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the construction of a replacement gas pressure reduction station (PRS) (removed under Work No. 2) at a location to the west of the existing northbound carriageway of Millennium Way, including a new private means of access as shown on sheet 1 of the rights of way and access plans.

Work No. 14 – shown on sheet 1 of the works plans and being the permanent diversion of statutory undertakers’ apparatus and works associated with such diversions, located in Boord Street and Millennium Way.

Work No. 15 – shown on sheet 3 of the works plans and being the construction of the new Silvertown Tunnel northern approach, to include—

(a)the improvement of a length of 140 metres of the existing northbound and southbound two-lane standard carriageways of the A1020 Lower Lea Crossing from the point at which it crosses the DLR to its junction with the improved Tidal Basin Roundabout (Work No. 16);

(b)the construction of a two-lane carriageway over a length of 70 metres forming the new southbound carriageway of the Silvertown Tunnel northern approach, crossing through the improved Tidal Basin Roundabout (Work No. 16);

(c)the construction of a new open-cut highway over a length of 220 metres with two-lane carriageways in each direction from the junction with the improved Tidal Basin Roundabout (Work No. 16) to the proposed North Portal of the Silvertown Tunnel (Silvertown) (Work No. 1) and with retaining walls of varied height in both verges;

(d)the construction of an anti-recirculation wall at the North portal;

(e)the construction of a ground slab beneath the carriageway;

(f)the construction of a new central reservation between the northbound and southbound carriageways of the new Silvertown Tunnel northern approach, including a new cross-over facility;

(g)the construction of a new overhead signage and traffic management equipment gantry;

(h)the construction of an improved non-motorised user route along the improved A1020 Lower Lea Crossing with crossing points;

(i)the construction of a new slip road from the southbound carriageway of the improved A1020 Lower Lea Crossing linking to the improved Tidal Basin Roundabout (Work No. 16);

(j)the construction of a new slip road between the existing A1020 Silvertown Way northbound off-slip and the new Silvertown Tunnel northern approach southbound carriageway; and

(k)the construction of drainage attenuation tanks and associated infrastructure behind the retaining walls of the open cut section of the new Silvertown Tunnel northern approach.

Work No. 16 – shown on sheet 3 of the works plans and being the improvement of the existing Tidal Basin Roundabout for a length of 415 metres, to include—

(a)the construction of an improved, signalised three-lane roundabout gyratory section;

(b)the construction of an improved private means of access to the DLR assets, as shown on sheet 3 of the rights of way and access plans;

(c)the construction of an improved private means of access to existing statutory undertakers’ apparatus, as shown on sheet 3 of the rights of way and access plans;

(d)the construction of an improved and signal-controlled non-motorised user route around and across the improved Tidal Basin Roundabout; and

(e)the construction of a drainage attenuation tank and associated infrastructure within the improved Tidal Basin Roundabout.

Work No. 17 – shown on sheet 3 of the works plans and being the works associated with the construction of a Silvertown tunnel services compound in the vicinity of the North Portal (Silvertown), to include—

(a)the construction of tunnel services buildings;

(b)the construction of a new private means of access to the tunnel services compound from the realigned Dock Road (Work No. 18) as shown on sheet 3 of the rights of way and access plans;

(c)the construction of internal access roads and operational parking facilities;

(d)the construction of a drainage attenuation tank and associated infrastructure to the west of the proposed Silvertown Tunnel northern approach (Work No, 15);

(e)the provision of security fencing and bollards; and

(f)the provision of landscaping.

Work No. 18 – shown on sheet 3 of the works plans and being the construction of Dock Road on a new alignment, for a length of 430 metres, to include—

(a)the construction of a new two-lane highway with a single carriageway in each direction, from a point adjacent to the existing stairs from Dock Road to Silvertown Way, to a junction with the improved Tidal Basin Roundabout (Work No. 16), and including a length of new highway leading to the new private means of access to the tunnel services compound (Work No. 17(b));

(b)the construction of new non-motorised user routes including pedestrian and cyclist crossings;

(c)the construction of replacement private means of accesses to local business premises, as shown on sheet 3 of the rights of way and access plans;

(d)the construction of a new junction with Scarab Close as shown on sheet 3 of the rights of way and access plans including a new retaining wall of varying height to support the existing DLR embankment; and

(e)the construction of a drainage attenuation tank and associated infrastructure to the west of the proposed Silvertown Tunnel northern approach (Work No. 15) including a new drainage outfall connecting to the existing drainage culvert passing beneath the existing DLR embankment.

Work No. 19 – shown on sheet 3 of the works plans and being the improvement to the existing Tidal Basin Road for a length of 280 metres, to include resurfacing works to the existing Tidal Basin Road from the junction with the improved Tidal Basin Roundabout (Work No. 16) to the existing junction with the A1011/A1020 Silvertown Way southbound carriageway.

Work No. 20A – shown on sheet 3 of the works plans and being the construction (and subsequent removal on completion of construction of the authorised development) of a temporary jetty for the transportation of materials associated with the construction of the authorised development, adjacent to the existing Royal Victoria Dock outfall on the north bank of the river Thames in the area known as Thames Wharf, comprising—

(a)the jetty; and

(b)related dredging works and construction operations (including piling and scour preventative and remedial works) within the river Thames,

and associated works required for strengthening of the existing river wall; all such works and operations to be within the area delineated in relation to Work No. 20A and shown on sheet 3 of the works plans.

Works No. 20B – shown on sheet 3 of the works plans and comprising—

(a)dredging works and construction operations (including piling and scour preventative and remedial works) within the river Thames;

(b)the placing of any mooring buoy, or any buoy for navigation or other purposes;

(c)associated works required for strengthening of the existing river wall related to Work No. 20B; and

(d)the alteration, cleaning, modification and refurbishment of the existing NAABSA (Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground) berth to enable it to be used in connection with the construction of the authorised development,

all such works and operations to be within the area delineated in relation to Work No. 20B and shown on sheet 3 of the works plans.

And for the purposes of or in connection with the construction of any of the works and other development mentioned above, ancillary or related development consisting of—

(a)works within highways, including—

(i)alteration of the layout of any street permanently or temporarily, including increasing the width of the carriageway of any street by reducing the width of any kerb, footway, cycleway, or verge within the street; and altering the level or increasing the width of any such kerb, footway, cycleway or verge within the street, works for the strengthening, improvement, repair, maintenance or reconstruction of any street;

(ii)street works, including breaking up or opening a street, or any sewer, drain or tunnel under it, and tunnelling or boring under a street;

(iii)relocation or provision of new road traffic signs, signals, street lighting and carriageway lane markings; and

(iv)works to place, alter, remove or maintain street furniture or apparatus (including statutory undertakers’ apparatus) in, under or above a street, including mains, sewers, drains, pipes, cables, cofferdams, lights, fencing and other boundary treatments;

(b)works within the river Thames (to the extent that they are situated within the Order limits) to—

(i)alter, clean, modify, dismantle, refurbish, reconstruct, remove, relocate or replace any work or structure (including river walls);

(ii)carry out excavations and clearance, deepening, scouring, cleansing, dumping and pumping operations;

(iii)carry out dredging, which may include such dredging works as may be required to provide side slopes or otherwise secure the dredged area against situation, scouring or collapse;

(iv)use, appropriate, sell, deposit or otherwise dispose of any materials (including liquids but excluding any wreck within the meaning of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995(3)) obtained in carrying out any such operations;

(v)remove or relocate any mooring (including NAABSAs (Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground) being berths in tidal waters, which are exposed at low water);

(vi)remove and relocate any vessel or structure sunk, stranded, abandoned, moored or left (whether lawfully or not);

(vii)temporarily remove, alter, strengthen, interfere with, occupy and use the banks, bed, foreshore, waters and walls of the river, and in the event that the level of any part of the bed of the river is of a depth exceeding 5.80 metres below chart datum, re-establish the affected part of the bed of the river to that level in accordance with approval given by the PLA under paragraph 34 of Schedule 13 (protective provisions); and

(viii)construct, place and maintain works and structures including piled fenders, protection piles and cofferdams; and

(c)other works and development—

(i)for the strengthening, alteration or demolition of any building;

(ii)to place, alter, divert, relocate, protect, remove or maintain services, plant and other apparatus and equipment belonging to statutory undertakers, utility companies and others in, under or above land, including mains, sewers, drains, pipes, cables, lights, cofferdams, fencing and other boundary treatments including bollards;

(iii)ramps, steps, footpaths, footways, cycle tracks, cycleways, bridleways, equestrian tracks, non-motorised user routes or links, byways open to all traffic and crossing facilities;

(iv)embankments, viaducts, bridges, aprons, abutments, shafts, foundations, retaining walls, drainage works, outfalls, pollution control devices, pumping stations, culverts, wing walls, fire suppression system water tanks and associated plant and equipment, highway lighting and fencing;

(v)settlement mitigation measures for the benefit or protection of, or in relation to, any land, building or structure, including monitoring and safeguarding of existing infrastructure, utilities and services affected by the authorised development;

(vi)to alter the course of, or otherwise interfere with, navigable or non-navigable watercourses;

(vii)landscaping, noise barriers, works associated with the provision of ecological mitigation, and other works to mitigate any adverse effects of the construction, operation or maintenance of the authorised development;

(viii)areas of hard or soft landscaping works, or public realm, at various locations adjacent to the proposed highway and associated works;

(ix)site preparation works, site clearance (including fencing and other boundary treatments, vegetation removal, works of demolition, including demolition of existing structures, and the creation of alternative highways or footpaths) and earthworks (including soil stripping and storage and site levelling);

(x)construction compounds and working sites, temporary structures, storage areas (including storage of spoil and other materials), temporary vehicle parking, construction fencing, perimeter enclosure, security fencing, construction-related buildings, temporary worker accommodation facilities, welfare facilities, office facilities, other ancillary accommodation, construction lighting, haulage roads and other buildings, machinery, apparatus, works and conveniences;

(xi)service compounds, plant and equipment rooms, offices, staff mess rooms, welfare facilities, and other ancillary and administrative accommodation;

(xii)for the benefit or protection of the authorised development; and

(xiii)of whatever nature, as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, or for purposes associated with or ancillary to, the construction, operation or maintenance of the authorised development which do not give rise to any materially new or materially different environmental effects to those assessed in the environmental statement.

(1)

As substituted by section 26(1) and (2) of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (c. 27).

(2)

Section 115(2) was amended by section 160(1) and (3) of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (c. 22). There are other amendments to section 115(2) but none are relevant.

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