Thames Tideway Tunnel receives final green light

The ‘Super Sewer’ has been granted a development consent order after it crossed its last remaining legal hurdle with the rejections of two outstanding judicial reviews

Thames Water has been given the go-ahead to start building London's 'super sewer' in an attempt to tackle sewage pollution in the tidal River Thames.

The project has been given a Development Consent Order (DCO), by the government to be built as proposed, using 24 construction sites across London. It will involve using six tunnel boring machines from five drive sites and will create more than 4,000 jobs.

The announcement was made on 6 July after two outstanding judicial reviews lodged last October were dismissed.

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