Barking Riverside extension

On 31 March 2016 we submitted our application for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO). A TWAO would authorise the construction works and provide compulsory purchase powers for acquiring land and property interests, rights to use land on a permanent or temporary basis, and powers to complete street works and regulate traffic.

The TWAO application includes a request for planning permission for the BRE, including a new station at Barking Riverside.

It also contains a number of documents including a draft of the proposed Order with supporting plans, an Environmental Statement and a report summarising the consultation we carried out.

TWAO - next steps

A public inquiry into the scheme was held 18-21 October 2016. The Planning Inspector will make a recommendation on our Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application to the Secretary of State for Transport. The Secretary of State will then make a decision on the scheme - we expect to receive that in 2017.

We have also started the search for a contractor to build the extension. A notice has been put with the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) asking for expressions of interest.

We expect to issue a formal Invitation to Tender in 2017.

Our plans are outlined on the Barking Riverside extension project page.

You can also visit the Barking Riverside extension public inquiry page on the Persona Associates website.

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