The Secretary of State is issuing a Thames Tideway Tunnel project specification notice.
This requires Thames Water Utilities Ltd. to start a competitive procurement process for a separate company to finance and build the tunnel. This will help minimise costs.
He is also issuing a Thames Tideway Tunnel preparatory work notice for Thames Water to carry out certain works in preparation for the tunnel’s construction.
Both notices are accompanied by two more which give the Secretary of State’s reasons for issuing them.
We have previously consulted on the draft reasons.