TITLE

Quick, quick, slow

AUTHOR(S)
Beresford, Amanda; Johns, Rachel
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Utility Week;7/27/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 18, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that planning reforms have inadvertently ambushed Thames Water's attempt to fast-track its Abingdon reservoir. The decision of Thames Water to try and obtain the necessary consents for a new reservoir near Abingdon in Oxfordshire through the compulsory works order procedure has been causing a ripple in the water industry. If approved, the proposed Oxfordshire reservoir could begin supplying water to London, Swindon and Oxfordshire by 2019/2020.
ACCESSION #
26165012

 

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