Boris has instructed TfL to seek TWA powers from the government to permit construction of the Barking Riverside extension to the GOBLIN. This follows the delayed signing off of legal paperwork to facilitate the wider housing development at Barking Riverside which then provides the funding channel for most of the new line's funding. The final go ahead was at the TfL Board meeting this morning.
The extension would deliver London Overground services to a new station at the heart of the Barking Riverside community. An extension would serve existing and new residents and would help enable the delivery of up to 10,800 new homes, as well as a new school and healthcare facilities.
A statutory consultation is now underway and representations, supporting comments or objections can now be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport. Contributions must be received on or before 13 May 2016. Any objections to, or other representations about, the proposals in the application for the proposed Order should be sent to:
The Secretary of State for Transport c/o Transport and Works Act Orders Unit General Counsel's Office Department for Transport Zone 1/18, Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR
The Secretary of State may require a public inquiry into the proposals and will appoint an independent inspector to conduct proceedings. Should a public inquiry be required, TfL expects that it would take place locally, later in 2016.
Last Edit: Apr 1, 2016 14:59:27 GMT by Chris M: make links work
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Seems the TWAO public enquiry was held a few days ago. A decision by the Secretary of State upon the Inspector's findings is expected in 2017.
From TfL's consultation website
Update - 25 October 2016
Following notification from the Secretary of State for Transport, a public inquiry for the BRE Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application was held before a Planning Inspector between 18 - 21 October 2016. Following the conclusion of the Planning Inquiry, it is anticipated that the TWAO application for the BRE will be determined by the Secretary of State for Transport based on the Inspector’s recommendations in 2017.
There are some very interesting plans of the scheme and track layout. Also worth reading some of the letters from the Mayor and TfL about possible extensions under the Thames and their likelihood (not at all high), relationship with the possible DLR extension to Thamesmead and options for a Renwick Rd station also being served by C2C. I'm sure there loads of other stuff but that's what I've spotted from a quick rummage around plus links on another blog.