The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure)(England) Order 2010 gives the Secretary of State the power, among other things to direct local planning authorities to:
consult specified persons/bodies before granting planning permission for certain kinds of development, commonly referred to as ‘a consultation direction’ and/or
not to grant planning permission for certain kinds of development either indefinitely or for a specified period, commonly referred to as a ‘safeguarding direction’
Consultation and safeguarding directions for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project - from Acton storm tanks in west London to Abbey Mills pumping station in east London
On 15 March 2013 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government served Directions with immediate effect on the London Borough of Ealing, Royal Borough of Greenwich; London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London Borough of Hounslow; Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of Lambeth; London Borough of Lewisham, City of London, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, London Borough of Southwark, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Wandsworth, City of Westminster, and London Legacy Development Corporation. These Directions will remain in force until 30 April 2022.
The Directions issued on 15 March 2013 supercede the 2012 Directions which would otherwise have remained in force until 31 March 2013. The 2013 Directions affect all tunnel alignments that form part of the project and all sites required for the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. They affect additional sites but also cover the same area affected by the 2012 Directions.
Individual drawings listed at Annex B of the directions can be made available electronically or in hard copy on request, specifying the last 3 digits of the drawing number to: firstname.lastname@example.org.