Autumn 2011

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH
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Please note: Further details are provided in the Final Report on Site Selection Process (doc ref: 7.05) that can be found on the Thames Tideway Tunnel section of the Planning Inspectorate’s web site.

110-RG-PNC-S94WH-000627 | Autumn 2011

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH
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Thames Tunnel Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH
List of contents
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Introduction ...................................................................................................... 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 Purpose and structure of the report ......................................................... 1 Background ............................................................................................. 1 Consultation............................................................................................. 2 Site and surroundings .............................................................................. 2 Type of site .............................................................................................. 4

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Site information ................................................................................................ 2 2.1 2.2

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Proposed use of site – construction phase ................................................... 4 Proposed use of site – operational phase ..................................................... 5 4.1 4.2 Introduction .............................................................................................. 5 Restoration and after-use ........................................................................ 6 Access ..................................................................................................... 6 Construction works considerations .......................................................... 7 Permanent works considerations............................................................. 7 Health and safety..................................................................................... 8 Introduction .............................................................................................. 8 Planning applications and permissions.................................................... 8 Planning context ...................................................................................... 9 Planning comments ............................................................................... 12 Introduction ............................................................................................ 14 Transport ............................................................................................... 14 Archaeology........................................................................................... 14 Built heritage and townscape................................................................. 14 Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water ............................. 15 Ecology .................................................................................................. 15 Flood risk ............................................................................................... 16 Air quality ............................................................................................... 16

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Engineering assessment ................................................................................. 6 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4

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Planning assessment ...................................................................................... 8 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4

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Environmental appraisal ............................................................................... 14 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8

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7.9 7.10 8 8.1 8.2 8.3 9 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 10 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7

Noise ..................................................................................................... 16 Land quality ........................................................................................... 16 Introduction ............................................................................................ 17 Socio-economic profile .......................................................................... 17 Issues and impacts ................................................................................ 17 Introduction ............................................................................................ 18 Crown land and special land comments ................................................ 18 Land to be acquired ............................................................................... 19 Property valuation comments ................................................................ 20 Disturbance compensation comments................................................... 20 Discretionary purchase costs comments ............................................... 20 Offsite statutory compensation comments ............................................. 21 Site acquisition cost assessment ........................................................... 21 Introduction ............................................................................................ 21 Engineering ........................................................................................... 21 Planning................................................................................................. 21 Environment .......................................................................................... 22 Socio-economic and community ............................................................ 23 Property ................................................................................................. 23 Next steps in the site selection process................................................. 24

Socio-economic and community assessment............................................. 17

Property assessment ..................................................................................... 18

Site conclusions by discipline ...................................................................... 21

Appendices ............................................................................................................. 25 Appendix 1 – Sources of information Appendix 2 – Site location plan Appendix 3 – Planning and environment plans Appendix 4 – Photographs of the site and surroundings Appendix 5 – Transport plan Appendix 6 – Services and geology plan Appendix 7 – Construction phase layout Appendix 8 – Operational phase layout Appendix 9 – Environmental appraisal tables

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List of tables
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Table 3.1 Construction phase data ............................................................................ 5 Table 4.1 Operational phase data ............................................................................. 6

List of abbreviations AOD BAP BT CPO CSO DLR EA GLA HGV LNR LPA LU m MOL ONS ORN PLA POS PTAL SAM SINC SNCI SSR SSSI SUDS TfL TD above Ordnance Datum biodiversity action plan British Telecom compulsory purchase order combined sewer overflow Docklands Light Railway Environment Agency Greater London Authority heavy goods vehicle local nature reserve local planning authority London Underground metre/metres Metropolitan Open Land Office of National Statistics Olympic Route Network Port of London Authority public open space public transport accessibility level scheduled ancient monument site of importance for nature conservation site(s) of nature conservation importance site suitability report site(s) of special scientific interest sustainable urban drainage systems Transport for London tunnel datum

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TLRN TPA UDP UXO

Transport for London Road Network Thames Policy Area unitary development plan unexploded ordnance

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1.1.1

Introduction Purpose and structure of the report
The Site selection methodology paper (May 2009 and revised August 2011) a outlines the process to be used to create the preferred list of main tunnel sites, and this process also applies to CSO sites. Paragraph 2.3.31 lists the type of general considerations that will be addressed in each site suitability report. Whether a consideration is relevant to the assessment of a site will depend on available information and professional judgement. This report was prepared through the assessment of information from the perspective of a number of technical disciplines: engineering, planning, environment, property and community. The reports have been prepared on the basis of the information listed in Appendix 1 and this level of information is considered to be appropriate to this stage of assessment. The Site selection background technical paper provides information on the requirements for different types of sites, their sizes and typical activities/ facilities within the sites. Each site suitability report considers a particular site on its own merits. In addition, an Engineering options report was produced, which relates to main tunnel and connection tunnel options. Information from both of these reports will feed into the technical assessment of how well the site may fit in with tunnel design options, ensuring combinations of sites spread across the length of the tunnel route provide a reasonable spatial distribution of sites (that will best assist with the construction of the tunnel, operation and maintenance). The outcomes are reported in the Phase two scheme development report.

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1.1.3

1.1.4

1.2
1.2.1

Background
The process for selecting sites is set out in the Site selection methodology paper. All sites have previously passed through the following parts of Stage 1: • • Part 1A – Creation of the long list of potential main tunnel (and CSO) sites Part 1B – Creation of a short list of potential main tunnel (and CSO) sites o o o Table 2.2: Long list of main tunnel (and CSO) sites – an assessment against set considerations and values Table 2.3: Draft short list of main tunnel (and CSO) sites – assessment against a list of more detailed considerations Workshops to consider each site to arrive at a short list of sites.

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The amendments made in August 2011 do not change the site selection methodology process. The amendments only related to the introduction of a second phase of consultation (paragraphs 2.3.13-2.4.15) and minor factual updates.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH 1.2.2 The final part of Stage 1 includes this report. The following is an overall summary of all elements that apply to all the sites on the final short list: • Part 1C – Creation of the preferred list of main tunnel (and CSO) sites – site data, site visits, site suitability reports, engineering options report and optioneering workshops that are reported in the Phase two scheme development report.

1.2.3

The Site selection methodology paper also contains a provision for a back-check process in paragraph 2.5.6 that states: “If any sites for any of the main tunnel sites or intermediate sites (or CSO site) are eliminated for any reason, if there are significant changes of circumstances in relation to existing sites or combinations of sites, if new or replacement sites are required or found or if the engineering design develops in unexpected ways then a targeted repeat of stages 1-3 will need to be undertaken in order to fill in any site gaps.”

1.3
1.3.1

Consultation
Thames Water’s approach to engagement and consultation for the Thames Tunnel project is outlined in the Statement of Community Consultation and the accompanying Community Consultation Strategy. Thames Water has engaged regularly with all potentially affected London local authorities, other stakeholders and interested parties on sites and the project. Phase one consultation has been completed for all the preferred and shortlisted sites along with the three main tunnel route options. The analysis of the consultation responses is set out in the Report on phase one consultation and Interim engagement report. Any relevant site comments were considered at the post phase one consultation optioneering workshops. The outcomes of these workshops are reported in the Phase two scheme development report. After the workshops, engagement on sites has continued with key stakeholders, and the engineering design for sites has also continued in parallel. In autumn 2011, phase two consultation will provide another opportunity for people to comment on sites.

1.3.2

2 2.1
2.1.1

Site information Site and surroundings
This section provides an overview of all the site information that will be used by one or more disciplines to assess the site in sections 3 to 9 of this report. Sites S94WH and S80WH are both situated within the Nine Elms/ Battersea area in the London Borough of Wandsworth. S94WH is situated within the site previously occupied by the publishers TSO. S94WH fronts onto Nine Elms Lane and is bounded to the west by the Post Office sorting depot, and to the east by the proposed American Embassy site. The site is currently vacant and comprises a large complex that consists of a

2.1.2

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH six-storey office block, former printing works and several low-rise storage and distribution warehouses. 2.1.3 S80WH comprises of a Thames Water pumping station and a vacant safeguarded wharf containing an existing electrical substation and jetty. The site is bound to the north by the River Thames, fronts to the south onto Nine Elms Lane, and is situated between the Tideway Industrial Estate and Elms Quay Court, a nine-storey apartment complex. The site of Battersea Power Station, a Grade II* listed building, is located to the west. A location plan that shows S94WH/S80WH is attached as Appendix 2. The wider area is generally characterised by large industrial buildings, offices, and storage and distribution depots. There are residential apartments to the northeast, situated north of Nine Elms Lane along the riverfront, as well as residents located along Savona Road to the southwest. Elm Quay Court is the closest residential property to the site, which is a nine-storey residential block situated adjacent to the proposed jetty. The sites are covered by various planning and environment designations in the adopted Wandsworth Core Strategy and saved policies from the Wandsworth Unitary Development Plan. All the mapped designations, where data was available, are shown on the planning and environment plans in Appendix 3. Photographs of the site and surroundings, together with an aerial photograph of the site, are attached as Appendix 4. The site can be accessed by road via Post Office Way and from Nine Elms Lane itself. The site is 45m inland from the river with Nine Elms Lane in-between. The nearest rail freight sidings are at Dickens Street, Battersea. A preliminary transport plan for the site is attached as Appendix 5. Third-party assets and significant utilities are listed below and are shown on the services and geology plan in Appendix 6: • • • • • • • South West Storm Relief Sewer 3.45m diameter runs under Nine Elms Lane to the north. The EDF Wimbledon to Pimlico 2.74m ID electricity tunnel runs under Nine Elms Lane. Southern Low Level Sewer No.1 of 1.75m diameter runs under Nine Elms Lane. The Heathwall Sewer Main Line 1.9m diameter (new) runs under Nine Elms Lane. Trunk water mains up to 800mm in diameter in Nine Elms Lane. EHV, HV and LV cables in Nine Elms Lane. Thames Water Heathwall PS opposite the site, on the north side of Nine Elms Lane.

2.1.4

2.1.5

2.1.6

2.1.7 2.1.8

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH • 2.1.10 A main Royal Mail sorting office depot is immediately to the west of the site.

The locations of other third-party assets, such as BT and fibre optic communication cables, are to be confirmed by further studies and utility searches and may not be shown on the services and geology plan. Information on the geology specific to this site can be found within the services and geology plan, which is in Appendix 6. This plan shows that the shaft would be founded in the Lambeth Beds. The proposed extension to the Northern Line under the current alignment proposal will pass under the southwest corner of the site.

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2.1.12

2.2
2.2.1

Type of site
The site S94WH is being considered as: • • a main tunnel single drive site a main tunnel reception/intermediate site.

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Proposed use of site – construction phase
The proposed construction phase layouts for the main tunnel sites are located in Appendix 7 – Construction phase layout, and are based on a preliminary assessment. The construction phase layout drawings are illustrative and show: • • • the layout as a main tunnel single drive site the layout as a main tunnel reception/intermediate site potential access points.

3.1.2

3.1.3

These drawings provide initial preliminary schematic layouts that have not been optimised. If the site proceeds to the next stage as a preferred site, construction phase layouts would be optimised to minimise impacts. Drawings identifying typical construction activities associated with the shaft construction phase are provided in Appendix 7. Potential above-ground construction features (dependent on shaft type) include: • • • • • approximately 3m high hoarding around the site boundary welfare facilities grout plant, approximately 3m to 5m high, including silos mobile crane, approximately 30m high gantry crane, approximately 8m high.

3.1.4

3.1.5

Construction of the shaft would require occupation of the former TSO printing works site (S94WH), comprising 15,000m2 on the south side of Nine Elms Lane, directly opposite TWUL’s Heathwall PS site (S80WH). The site would be split by the proposed realignment of Ponton Road (due to the proposed US Embassy development to the east). It is proposed to

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH use the smaller plot to the east of the main tunnel site for the office and welfare accommodation. 3.1.6 River jetties would be positioned in front of Heathwall PS (S80WH), and would be accessed either side of the pumping station and over Nine Elms Lane with conveyors. Road access would be directly off Nine Elms Lane and potentially off the realigned Ponton Road. This site is not considered as a main tunnel double drive as it is smaller than the working area requirement of 20,000m2 for a double EPB drive. River jetties would be positioned in front of TWUL’s Heathwall Pumping Station (S80WH), directly opposite the worksite, with access either side of the pumping station and the conveyors crossing high over Nine Elms Lane. Preliminary data associated with the construction phase are provided in Table 3.1. Table 3.1 Construction phase data Activity Length of construction period Likely working hours, ie, (night/day/weekend) Working days Primary means of transporting excavated material away from site Primary means of transporting materials to site Main tunnel single drive site Approx 6 years 24 hours Mon to Sun River Road/River Main tunnel reception/ intermediate site 4 – 5 years 12 hrs from 7am to 7pm Mon to Sat Road* Road*

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* There may be feasible opportunities to use barge transport if used as a reception/ intermediate site.

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4.1.1

Proposed use of site – operational phase Introduction
The indicative operational phase layouts for the main tunnel sites are located in Appendix 8 – Operational phase layout, and are based on a preliminary assessment. The generic elevations of structures shown on the operational phase layout are located in Appendix 8 and provide an illustration of typical examples of the permanent structures which are applicable to main tunnel sites. The underground infrastructure at this site would likely comprise a shaft. The above-ground infrastructure at this site would likely comprise a ventilation column and electrical control kiosk.

4.1.2

4.1.3 4.1.4

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH 4.1.5 Hydraulically, the top structure to the shaft would be finished to a minimum level of 104.5m tunnel datum (TD) (4.5mAOD). Since the mean ground level in the area of the shaft is 103.5mTD (3.5mAOD), the top structure would be about 1m above the ground level. The top structure is to provide access and egress into the shaft. For further information on the generic layout of this top structure, refer to Appendix 8. Hardstanding would be provided to the top structures. The site would be fenced. Preliminary data associated with the operational phase are provided in Table 4.1. Table 4.1 Operational phase data Level of inspections and maintenance and likely working hours, ie, (night/day/ weekend) – frequency of visits No. of traffic movements One daytime visit every six months for electrical/instrument inspection. An additional one-week maintenance period for tunnel/shaft inspection required per ten years that could be night/day/weekend working. One van visit every six months. An additional one-week period of two to ten movements per day (estimated several vans and two cranes) every ten years.

4.1.6 4.1.7

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4.2.1

Restoration and after-use
The portion of the site not occupied by the permanent works would be restored to its original condition on completion of the construction works. If any buildings were demolished, these would not be reinstated unless required.

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5.1.1

Engineering assessment Access
This section should be read in conjunction with Section 7.2.

Road
5.1.2 5.1.3 5.1.4 The site access points would be directly off Nine Elms Lane and Post Office Way, and potentially off the proposed realignment of Ponton Road. For the construction phase for both options, a one-way system would be used, with one access in Post Office Way and another in Nine Elms Lane. A conveyor route would have to cross over Nine Elms Lane. Measures would need to be considered to minimise the impact of construction traffic on the highway network travelling between site work areas (S94WH and S80WH).

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH 5.1.5 For the operational phase, the permanent access would either be from Nine Elms Lane or off the realigned Ponton Road.

Rail
5.1.6 5.1.7 The nearest freight rail-head would be off Dickens Street, Battersea (1.7km). The nearest main line and London Underground stations would both be at Vauxhall Cross (1km).

River
5.1.8 For the main tunnel site, the nearest potential river access points would be either Nine Elms Pier or in front of Thames Water’s Heathwall PS. The former would require the temporary removal of some twenty houseboats so the latter is preferred. Overhead conveyors would be required to convey excavated material over a short length along the south side of Nine Elms Lane, and then over Nine Elms Lane and along the west side of the Heathwall Pumping Station site. The smaller materials-in jetty would most likely be positioned to the east at Middle Wharf (owned by Thames Water), and the excavated material-out jetties to the west towards Nine Elms Pier. An indicative layout for jetty/wharf facilities is shown in Appendix 7, Construction phase layout. There would also be an impact on river usage/navigation. It would be necessary for this to be examined in detail in the form of a specific risk assessment, which would require discussions with and approval of the PLA. It can be seen from this that availability of jetty/wharf (essential to a main tunnel site) is a significant risk element at this site.

5.1.9

5.2
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Construction works considerations
The site was formerly part of a gasworks, hence contaminated ground would be an issue, and historical mapping indicates that the proposed Thames Tunnel Project shaft would be very close to the site of a large gasometer. There would also be commercial and industrial buildings adjacent to the site and critical services in Nine Elms Lane, including the southern Low Level Sewer No.1, the South West Storm Relief tunnel and the EDF Wimbledon-Pimlico cable. Construction methods would be adopted, as appropriate, to mitigate potential settlement of these assets. The new US Embassy could be in construction at the same time as the Thames Tunnel project works, on the site immediately to the east. It is likely that the proposed works can be constructed within the overall construction programme.

5.2.2

5.2.3 5.2.4

5.3
5.3.1

Permanent works considerations
The top structure would be raised to approximately 1m above ground level.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH 5.3.2 With the shaft positioned just south of Nine Elms Lane, the main tunnel would pass directly under Thames Water’s Heathwall PS and part of the Tideway Industrial Estate.

5.4
5.4.1 5.4.2

Health and safety
The site was formerly part of the Nine Elms Gas Works and is therefore likely to be contaminated. There are no other unusual health and safety issues associated with this site.

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6.1.1

Planning assessment Introduction
The planning assessment builds on the advantages and disadvantages reported in Table 2.3 and covers the following areas: • • • Planning applications and permissions Planning context Planning comments.

6.2
6.2.1

Planning applications and permissions
An initial desktop search of the London Borough of Wandsworth online planning applications database identified a hybrid planning application for the demolition of all existing buildings, and construction of a mixed-use redevelopment comprising nine building plots, with buildings to a maximum height of 23 storeys (ref 2011/1815). The application seeks both outline and detailed approval, however full details are provided for the part of the application boundary covering S94WH. The outline application covers the alternative site S95WH. The planning application is currently being determined by the London Borough of Wandsworth and is pending a decision. An application for the formation of new junctions and a new road to replace Ponton Road to be located between Nine Elms Lane and Post Office Way (ref 2009/1507) was also identified. The application, which is associated with the neighbouring American Embassy redevelopment, was approved on 12 October 2010. A number of minor planning applications applicable to the site consistent with the existing use have also been submitted and approved within the last five years. Immediately adjacent to S80WH to the west is the Tideway Industrial Estate. Planning permission was granted on 4 March 2011 to redevelop this site into six mixed-use buildings between twelve and twenty storeys, comprising 752 residential units, a hotel and ground floor commercial uses (ref 2010/3739). Construction of this development has commenced.

6.2.2

6.2.3

6.2.4

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6.3.1

Planning context
The following is a summary of the relevant local planning policies and designations affecting the site and are taken from the current statutory development plan for the borough. The local plan comprises the Core Strategy, adopted October 2010, emerging submission versions of the Development Management Policies Document (DMPD) and Site Specific Allocations Document (SSAD), as well as saved policies from the Wandsworth Unitary Development Plan, adopted August 2003, the London Plan 2011, and the draft Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework (VNEB OAPF), published in November 2009. OAPFs are produced in partnership with the boroughs and support the principles of the London Plan, providing clarification to policies in a spatial context. While OAPFs are not part of the development plan, they have do have material weight, which increases through the stages of public consultation to eventual formal adoption. The draft VNEB OAPF was subject to a 12-week public consultation in November 2009, and it is expected that adoption is likely to come forward in the near future. The draft VNEB OAPF can therefore be considered to have some material weighting. The adopted Core Strategy and saved UDP policies are afforded full weight in planning considerations and decisions on planning applications. The emerging DMPD and SSAD policies were deemed as material considerations by the council from 29 October 2010, when the proposed submission versions of these documents were published for public consultation. Full adoption of the DMPD and SSAD is anticipated for April 2012, from which date they will carry full weight and supersede all saved polices from the UDP.

6.3.2

Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area
6.3.3 The site is within the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area. The consultation draft VNEB OAPF sets out the strategic policy framework for development within the area, providing the spatial context to deliver the London Plan Policy 2.13 (see below). The draft VNEB OAPF allocates the site within an area for high-density mixed-use housing-led intensification. The draft VNEB OAPF also supports the provision for extending the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea, via an intermediate station in the Nine Elms area. London Plan 6.3.4 Policy 2.13, Opportunity Areas and Intensification Areas, states that development proposals should “support the strategic policy directions for the areas identified and seek to optimise residential and non residential densities, provide necessary social and other infrastructure to sustain growth, and, where appropriate, contain a mix of uses”. Development should also promote inclusive access and support wider regeneration.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH Core Strategy 6.3.5 6.3.6 Policy PL6, Meeting the needs of the local economy, states the Nine Elms area will continue to be a significant employment area within the borough. Policy PL11, Nine Elms and the adjoining area in north-east Battersea, promotes high-density mixed-use development to help create a sense of place with new dynamic mixed-use urban centres, with local shops and services, permeable streets, amenity spaces and improved public transport links.

Heritage
6.3.7 The whole site is within an archaeological priority area. Saved UDP 6.3.8 6.3.9 The following saved UDP policies are also applicable to these heritage designations; Under Policy TBE14, Archaeological Priority Area, where development involves ground disturbance, the council will require developers to undertake an archaeological investigation. As appropriate, the council may, under Policy TBE15, require the preservation of findings either in situ or by excavation. Emerging DMPD 6.3.10 DMPD Policy DMS 2, Managing the Historic Environment, states developments that would disturb archaeological priority areas will need to be assessed and may require an archaeological evaluation report.

Flood zone
Core Strategy 6.3.11 6.3.12 The site is located within Flood Zone 3. Core Strategy Policy PL 2, Flood Risk, states that development of appropriate sites within flood zones 2, 3a and 3b will require a flood risk assessment and take account of the strategic flood risk assessment for the borough. Emerging DMPD 6.3.13 DMPD Policy DMS 5, Flood Risk Management, sets out the criteria that development within flood zones should meet in order to secure planning permission.

Open space deficiency
6.3.14 The site is within an open space deficiency area. London Plan 6.3.15 Policy 7.18, Protecting local natural space and addressing local deficiency, states that the loss of local protected open spaces must be resisted unless

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH equivalent or better quality provision is made within the local catchment area. Core Strategy 6.3.16 Policy PL 4, Open space and the natural environment, seeks to protect and improve public and private open space in the borough and expects new development to incorporate appropriate elements of public open space, and to make a positive contribution to the wider network of open spaces.

Thames Policy Area
6.3.17 The Thames Policy Area designation covers the existing Thames Water Heathwall Pumping Station site and use of site, as well as the design of any permanent structures, may require mitigation to safeguard views and the character of the riverside. Core Strategy 6.3.18 Core Strategy Policy PL 9, River Thames and the riverside, is applicable to the site and states that “measures to protect and enhance the river as a valuable resource for wildlife and biodiversity” will be supported. The policy also promotes greater use of the river and the protection of existing river infrastructure facilities. Mixed-use development is also promoted within the Thames Policy Area in order to create safe attractive environments, new homes, jobs, leisure and social infrastructure facilities, as well as increased public access to the river.

Safeguarded wharves
6.3.19 The proposed development utilises a safeguarded wharf to access the River Thames. London Plan 6.3.20 Policy 7.26, Increasing the use of the Blue Ribbon Network for freight transport, states that safeguarded wharves should only be used for waterborne freight-handling use. Any temporary use should not preclude the wharf being reused for waterborne freight-handling uses. Core Strategy 6.3.21 Policy PL 9, River Thames and the riverside, continues to support the efficient operation of the borough’s wharves for freight-related activities.

River Thames
6.3.22 The proposal includes development within the River Thames. London Plan 6.3.23 Policy 7.24, Blue Ribbon Network, seeks to prioritise the use of the waterspace and adjacent land for water-related purposes, in particular for passenger and freight transport.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH Core Strategy 6.3.24 Policy PL 4, Open space and the natural environment, and Policy PL 9, River Thames and the riverside, both emphasise the biodiversity value of the River Thames, which should be protected and enhanced.

Site specific allocations
Emerging SSAD 6.3.25 The Site Specific Allocations Document (SSAD) allocates the site S94WH for “mixed use development including residential and office development” (Proposal Map reference no. 16). Justification for this allocation states that “the site lies within an Opportunity Area which has been identified for mixed use development within the London Plan and the Core Strategy”. The RMC Vauxhall (Middle Wharf) is also allocated within the SSAD as a ‘safeguarded wharf’ (Proposal Map reference no. 10) in accordance with the London Plan and the Core Strategy.

6.3.26

6.4
6.4.1

Planning comments
A number of planning designations are applicable to the site, and to the adjacent land and buildings. The relevant planning policies identified are described in Section 6.3, with those relating to heritage, ecology, safeguarded wharves and regeneration of most relevance to the proposed development. The site falls within a designated area of archaeological priority. Investigative and remedial requirements would need to be agreed with the local planning authority in accordance with policies DMS 2, TBE14 and TBE15 respectively. Further appraisal of the archaeological potential is provided in Section 7. The proposal includes development of jetties into the River Thames which make use of the existing safeguarded wharf and Heathwall Pumping Station to access the river, both of which are Thames Water assets. The proposed jetties are also compatible with the uses considered appropriate for safeguarded wharves, as defined within the Core Strategy Policy PL 9 and the London Plan Policy 7.26. The proposed location of the jetties will have to be considered to ensure the wharf’s future use is not prejudiced. The redevelopment of safeguarded wharves for other land uses may be accepted if the wharf is no longer viable for waterborne freight-handling (the criteria for assessing viability are set out in paragraph 7.77 in the London Plan). It should be noted that the GLA is currently reviewing the status of safeguarded sites across the River Thames, with the initial report published for consultation on 7 October 2011. The report states that the safeguarded designation adjacent to the Heathwall Pumping Station should be retained. Consultation ends on 7 January 2012 and the final report is due in early 2012. The Thames Policy Area designation covers the existing pumping station site and safeguarded wharf. Use of these sites, as well as the design of

6.4.2

6.4.3

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH any permanent structures, may require mitigation to safeguard views and character of the riverside. 6.4.5 While temporary impacts to the biodiversity of the River Thames may be experienced during construction, the overall project will deliver significant beneficial impacts to the ecological value of the river, in accordance with Core Strategy policies PL 4, PL 9 and London Plan Policy 7.24. The surrounding area is generally characterised by large industrial buildings, offices, and storage and distribution depots, and the proposed development is unlikely to have a significant impact to these uses. However, the current configuration of the jetties places them in close proximity to the high-density Elm Quay Court residential block to the east that fronts onto the River Thames. The impacts of the barge movements and the transportation of excavated materials may cause significant disturbance to these sensitive receptors. There is also an established houseboat community to the west of the jetties which may require temporary relocation to alternative moorings during the construction works. If no relocation is necessary, the amenity of the houseboat community would still be reduced during the period of construction and this would require suitable mitigation. A hybrid planning application is currently being determined by the London Borough of Wandsworth for major mixed-use redevelopment. The proposed redevelopment supports the site’s allocation within Wandsworth’s emerging SSAD for mixed-use development including residential. However, there may be opportunities for complementary timescales if the development to come forward is phased. Use of the site for the Thames Tunnel project would be temporary and therefore would not prevent the aims of the SSAD being realised within the timescale of the LDF. The layout of the permanent works would also need to be designed to avoid precluding future redevelopment potential and, where applicable, in consultation with landowners and in accordance with their proposed plans. Proposals to reconfigure the transport road network for the site in association with the neighbouring American Embassy redevelopment have been approved. The proposed new road has been incorporated within the proposed main tunnel site construction drawings and the layout of construction works have been designed accordingly. Interface with the adjacent American Embassy site to the east is an important consideration, particularly due to the sensitivity of the proposed use and potential for security risks. Tunnelling activities, as well as noise, dust, lighting and traffic considerations, may need to be discussed with the American Embassy if the site is considered suitable by all disciplines. Due to the main shaft being located away from the River Thames, the tunnel alignment would have to divert further inland and may potentially impact on the development proposals at the Tideway Industrial Estate. This would require further consideration.

6.4.6

6.4.7

6.4.8

6.4.9

6.4.10

6.4.11

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH 6.4.12 Route options for the proposed extension of the Northern Line through the opportunity area have been considered in the shaft location. The approach accords with the opportunity area designation.

7 7.1
7.1.1

Environmental appraisal Introduction
The following sections summarise specialist assessments which are provided in Appendix 9 – Environmental appraisal tables.

7.2
7.2.1

Transport
The site (S94WH with S80WH to access the river) is considered to be suitable for use as a single drive main tunnel site, subject to traffic management. The site will feature two main construction site works areas and three access points. The accesses on Nine Elms Lane and the proposed access road will require construction. Access to the TLRN (A3205) is direct and acceptable. No visible constraints have been identified along the access route to the potential rail point at Battersea Power Station, which would require the construction of rail sidings. The Thames Path may require diversion around the site due to the movement of materials between the jetties and construction site. Reasonable potential exists for the workforce to utilise public transport to access the site. Some parking could be provided on site for the workforce. Additional informal on-street parking is available on surrounding roads. The site is considered to be suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site, subject to traffic management. The site will feature one construction site works area, and access onto Nine Elms Lane will require construction. Access to the TLRN (A3205) is direct and acceptable. No visible constraints have been identified along the access route to the potential rail point at Battersea Power Station, which would require the construction of rail sidings. Reasonable potential exists for the workforce to utilise public transport to access the site. Some parking could be provided on site for the workforce. Additional informal on-street parking is available on surrounding roads.

7.2.2

7.3
7.3.1

Archaeology
Based on current information, this site is considered suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. Due to a lack of previous investigations in the area, the detailed nature and extent of archaeological receptors cannot be confidently predicted. Modern and recent construction disturbance for a railway and depot within the site is likely to have disturbed any archaeological deposits to some extent.

7.4
7.4.1

Built heritage and townscape
With regards to built heritage, this site is considered to be suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. In the case of the single drive main tunnel site, the construction of the jetty

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH has the potential to impact on three conservation areas; however, this impact is reduced by the existing industrial character of the site. 7.4.2 From a townscape perspective, this site is considered to be suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. The development is likely to be in keeping with the industrial character of the site, and the permanent structures would potentially add interest to the varied streetscape of Nine Elms Lane.

7.5
7.5.1

Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water
In terms of hydrogeology, this site is less suitable for use as a reception/ intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site because the site lies within a source protection zone (SPZ 1) for an abstraction from the Chalk and the shaft is to be constructed within Lambeth Group, which is in hydraulic continuity with the principal Chalk aquifer. The Chalk piezometric head is likely to be approximately 6m above the base of construction and should be taken into account in the engineering design. Dewatering may be necessary. The superficial deposits comprise alluvium and an infilled scour feature nearby, which are classified as a secondary aquifer at the shaft site. There is potential for a limited impact on flow in the shallow aquifer due to a diaphragm wall or sheetpiling. In terms of surface water resources, this site is considered suitable as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. However, for the single drive main tunnel site, tight site boundary controls will be needed during construction because there is a potential direct pathway to the River Thames for pollution.

7.5.2

7.6

Ecology Main tunnel single drive site

7.6.1

Overall, the site is considered to be less suitable as a single drive main tunnel site, although this is a borderline case. This site has some sensitivity due to the potential for temporary and permanent land-take from a site of metropolitan importance, and work in the vicinity of a site of borough Grade I importance. Sensitive working practices and some compensatory provision are likely to be required. There is the potential for a cumulative effect with other jetty structures in the river. Careful negotiation with the EA is likely to be required regarding foreshore and river works. Specially protected bird species may be present and breeding near the site, which could affect working practices.

Reception/intermediate site
7.6.2 Overall, the site is considered to be suitable as a reception/intermediate site. This site has some sensitivity due to the work in the vicinity of a site of borough Grade I importance. Specially protected bird species may be present and breeding near the site, which could affect working practices.

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7.7
7.7.1

Flood risk
This site is considered suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site as it is defended from flooding from the River Thames. However, in the case of the single drive main tunnel site, flood defences would need specific mitigation to maintain protection, and the piled decking structure would need to be assessed for impact on scour of sediments and integrity of flood defences. Space for SUDS is limited and controls on quality of runoff would be required, owing to the presence of a total catchment source protection zone.

7.8
7.8.1

Air quality
This site is less suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. There are residential properties in close proximity to the site, therefore there is potential for fugitive emissions of dust during construction to have a perceptible impact at these properties. These impacts could be minimised with standard dust control measures. There is potential for HGV movements on the local road network to cause localised air quality impacts in areas of already poor air quality. This can be somewhat mitigated by minimising the movement of HGVs during peak hours.

7.9
7.9.1

Noise
This site is considered to be less suitable for use as a reception/ intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site, due to the potential for an adverse noise impact on the houseboats and residential properties at Elm Quay Court from the delivery and transportation away of excavated material. Although the distance between the shaft location and residential flats at Elm Quay Court is relatively short, the noise climate is likely to already experience moderately high noise levels due to the A3205. The number of vehicles associated with the construction phase has the potential to cause an adverse noise impact to properties located on Nine Elms Lane, however this road is an existing busy route. There may be an adverse vibration impact during shaft sinking. Perimeter hoarding will potentially reduce adverse noise impact but is likely to be relatively ineffective at shielding noise from the upper floor properties.

7.10
7.10.1

Land quality
The site is considered as less suitable as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site, based on the high potential for contamination of the site to have occurred, specifically from the gasworks and tanks located on site. As an ex-gasworks, known contamination issues include heavy metals such as arsenic, inorganic chemicals such as cyanide complexes and other compounds, including benzene, toluene and derivatives. The potential exists to encounter underground tanks on site and subterranean tar lagoons which were not mapped. Remediation costs are likely to be extensive.

7.10.2

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH 7.10.3 This potentially poses a risk to construction workers and adjacent human receptors through direct contact and inhalation exposure pathways. Additionally, the potential exists for contaminants to be drawn to the deeper aquifer if deep drilling/construction is undertaken on the site, and for migration to surface water receptors to occur through groundwater transport. There is potential for unexploded ordnance to be present at the location of the areas cleared due to enemy action. It would be prudent for a survey to be conducted here.

7.10.4

8 8.1
8.1.1

Socio-economic and community assessment Introduction
The socio-economic and community assessment builds on the advantages and disadvantages reported in Table 2.3 and covers the following areas: • • Socio-economic profile Socio-economic and community issues and impacts.

8.2
8.2.1

Socio-economic profile
The site is in the Queenstown ward of the London Borough of Wandsworth. Statistics from the Office of National Statistics 2001 Census data show the following indicators for the ward, in comparison to the rest of Wandsworth, London and England as a whole: • • • a higher percentage of unemployed people than the average for London or England a higher percentage of people with high level qualifications a mixed population, with a range of ages and ethnicity.

8.2.2

While the site itself was inaccessible to fieldworkers, site visits found that the area is used mainly by employees of industrial works in the vicinity.

8.3
8.3.1

Issues and impacts
It is proposed that the construction site is located on currently vacant land previously occupied by publishers TSO, with a Post Office sorting depot to the west and the proposed site for the new American Embassy to the east. The wider area is currently predominantly industrial in nature, and any impacts on the surrounding commercial properties could affect business owners, employees, and potentially the local economy. There are, however, major redevelopment proposals for the area which, in addition to the new American Embassy, also include residential uses. The construction phase may overlap with the operational phases of adjacent developments, in which case, there may be disruption to early residents and other users of these developments. Based on the current situation, the greatest impact on the local community of the proposed main tunnel drive site option appears likely to be caused by the proximity of the works and jetty (on S80WH) to Elm Quay Court and

8.3.2

8.3.3

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH a boat community. Elm Quay Court is located opposite to the north of the main works area and to the east of the jetty, while the boat community is moored adjacent and opposite to the west of the jetty. 8.3.4 It appears likely that both Elm Quay Court and the boat community will be affected by construction related impacts which may be difficult to effectively mitigate, given the requirement for 24-hour working. The western end of Elm Quay Court is located in close proximity to the shaft works area, while a number of the riverboat community are in close proximity to the conveyor and jetty, and may require relocation. The proposed reception/intermediate site option appears less likely to impact on the boat community as it is not proposed to use the river for the transport of construction materials in this scenario. The location of the shaft, however, suggests that residents of Elm Quay Court may still face some disruption, although this is likely to be less so than for a main tunnel drive site, given the reduced scope of works. The operational phase appears unlikely to cause any impact on the local community.

8.3.5

8.3.6

9 9.1
9.1.1 9.1.2

Property assessment Introduction
This report builds on the advantages and disadvantages in Table 2.3 and the assessment provides more up-to-date information. The site is a partially cleared development site forming part of phase one of Ballymore’s development plans for the area, and abuts the western boundary of the US Embassy development site.

9.2

Crown land and special land comments Main tunnel single drive site

9.2.1

The site is owned by Ballymore and is to be redeveloped. Therefore, the site appears to be neither Crown land nor special land. The ownership of the site should therefore present no significant procedural difficulty in acquiring the land using compulsory purchase powers. However, if development commences, in practical terms, the site may no longer be available for acquisition, which represents a significant risk to the project. It should be noted that we have received an initial objection in strong terms from the US Government to the use of this site as it is adjacent to the new US Embassy site. If the US Government mounted an objection to the use of this site, this would represent a significant risk of failure to get confirmed compulsory purchase powers to acquire the site. It should be noted that the US Embassy development is seen by developers as a catalyst for development in Nine Elms. If the Thames Tunnel project proposal resulted in a delay in the US Embassy development, we could experience additional objections from LB Wandsworth, the GLA and developers. While the US Government’s objections may be capable of

9.2.2

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH resolution with further negotiation, at this stage its objection must be seen as a significant risk to acquisition. 9.2.3 In order to carry out the works, airspace to house conveyors will be required. This crosses the highway, Thames Water land (S80WH) and the river. Therefore, there should be no procedural difficulty in acquiring rights over the non-river land. The foreshore and riverbed, which will be needed for conveyors and jetties for the double and single main options, is unregistered. The unregistered area is likely to be owned by the Crown or PLA. Crown land cannot be compulsorily purchased. Therefore, there is a risk that this land cannot be acquired. PLA land can be compulsorily purchased but a compulsory acquisition that is opposed by the PLA will create risk. The foreshore is not easily accessible by the public and does not appear to be used by the public. Therefore, it is unlikely to be considered open space for the purpose of S.131 of the Planning Act 2008. However, if the foreshore is classified as special land, a special parliamentary procedure would then be required unless exchange land is provided or the site is smaller than 200 square metres. Alternatively, it may be possible to avoid including land acquisition powers and instead rely on the PLA licensing regime. If temporary works powers only are required, this would not amount to land acquisition and the issue would not arise. Contact should be made with the owner as soon as possible to establish if an acquisition can be agreed.

9.2.4

9.2.5

9.2.6

9.2.7

Reception/intermediate site
9.2.8 The comments are the same as for the single drive option, except that conveyors and jetties are not required for the reception/intermediate option. Therefore, the above Crown and PLA comments do not apply to this option.

9.3
9.3.1

Land to be acquired
The compensation assessment assumes that the majority of the worksite would be acquired temporarily, via the acquisition of new rights for the period of the works stated in the engineering section above. An area of foreshore for jetties and .airspace for conveyors will be acquired temporarily for the single main tunnel option, although will not be required for the intermediate option. A smaller area within the worksite will need to be acquired permanently for operational purposes. This area is located in the northwest part of the worksite. A right of way to enable access to the operational land will also need to be acquired.

9.3.2

9.3.3

9.3.4

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Property valuation comments Main tunnel single drive site

9.4.1

Compensation is assessed on a diminution in value basis for the new rights (temporary occupation during works, access rights during works, access rights for operational purposes) and on a market value basis for the permanent acquisition. The site is recognised as suitable for mixed-use development, and discussions with the owner indicate that this site will be within the early phasing of its development. Therefore, this site will command residential development value. Compensation for the foreshore and riverbed required for the single main tunnel option has been assessed in line with industrial land values, assuming flood compensation land will be required. In addition, an allowance for a one-off payment to the Crown or PLA has been made, although this is difficult to assess at this stage. There are advertising hoardings on the Nine Elms Lane frontage of the site. We have no lease information regarding these so have assumed that they can remain. Advertising hoardings are usually on short-term agreements and therefore if they need to be removed, the acquisition cost may not be too significant when compared to the overall site acquisition cost.

9.4.2

9.4.3

9.4.4

Intermediate site
9.4.5 The comments are the same as for the single main drive option, except acquisition costs associated with the jetty and conveyor have been excluded from this assessment.

9.5
9.5.1

Disturbance compensation comments
The site is partially occupied by Premium Coaches. Premium Coaches is likely to occupy the site on a short-term lease or licence and, if so, it would not have a compensatable interest. The compensation estimate for the single main option assumes that the proposed jetties required during the construction phase will result in the relocation of the Battersea Barge Bar/Restaurant. While the site remains undeveloped, the disturbance cost is likely to be moderate but acceptable for the single main site option. The intermediate option does not impact on the houseboats or barge, and therefore is unlikely to result in any disturbance costs.

9.5.2

9.5.3 9.5.4

9.6
9.6.1

Discretionary purchase costs comments
The worksite will be close to the existing Elm Quay Court residential development to the north of Nine Elms Lane. It will also be close to the proposed St James residential development at Tideway Walk. The jetty will be close to existing houseboats and close to the proposed St James residential development.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH 9.6.2 There is therefore significant potential for discretionary purchase costs.

9.7
9.7.1

Offsite statutory compensation comments
There should be limited potential for offsite statutory compensation under S.10 of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965, as there is unlikely to be any physical interference with public or private property rights. There should also be limited potential for claims under the Land Compensation Act 1973 Part 1, as the completed works are unlikely to result in diminution in value to property.

9.7.2

9.8
9.8.1

Site acquisition cost assessment
The site forms part of a development site which is suitable for high-density mixed-use development, and therefore the single main tunnel site option will result in high acquisition costs. The intermediate site option requires a significantly smaller construction phase area and therefore acquisition costs are likely to be much lower.

9.8.2

10 10.1
10.1.1

Site conclusions by discipline Introduction
The conclusions presented in this section are drawn from each discipline’s assessment, and are designed to inform the workshop where a final conclusion is reached on whether the site can be taken forward as a potential preferred site, subject to its fit with possible drive strategies in the case of main tunnel sites.

10.2
10.2.1 10.2.2

Engineering
The site was not considered as a main tunnel double drive site because it would not have been large enough. This site is considered less suitable as either a main tunnel single drive site or as a reception/intermediate site because of the likelihood of highly contaminated ground and underground structures. Its location with respect to the river would likely require the main tunnel to deviate from the river and pass directly under Heathwall PS and part of the Tideway Industrial Estate. The provision of jetty facilities would be difficult, with a number of constraints, and the need for overhead conveyors to transport the excavated material over Nine Elms Lane over S80WH to gain access to the river.

10.3
10.3.1

Planning
The site is considered suitable as a reception/intermediate site. The site has good transport and access connections onto Nine Elms Lane, and its industrial site context means the works are unlikely to have a detrimental effect on the amenity of the surrounding area. The alignment of the main tunnel does not significantly divert inland and should not subsequently prejudice high-density redevelopment within the wider opportunity area,

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH although there may be implications for the proposed development at the Tideway Industrial Estate which will require further consideration. 10.3.2 On balance, the site is considered less suitable as a main tunnel single drive site. The use of overhead conveyors across Nine Elms Lane to manage the increased construction activity on the site, and the proximity of the jetties to residential properties at Elm Quay Court and the existing houseboat community, will have an unacceptable impact on amenity. However, given the existing site context and future development potential in the area, these impacts are not considered to be unacceptable with appropriate mitigation. Although the proposed site does not have direct river frontage, access to the River Thames utilises a Thames Water owned safeguarded wharf and supports the functioning of this river infrastructure in line with local and regional policy. The proposal would result in encroachment on open space; however, this loss will be temporary and there may be opportunities to improve the area after construction works are complete. The construction layout for a reception/intermediate site and a single drive site are compatible with the proposals for a new road and junction through the site. However, further consideration would be required with regard to the hybrid planning application for major mixed-use redevelopment on the site, currently being determined by the London Borough of Wandsworth. If the site were selected for the Thames Tunnel project, use of the site would be temporary and therefore would not prevent the aims of the SSAD being realised, and it may be possible to phase the works alongside the redevelopment proposals. This would, however, be more challenging for the single main tunnel drive site than the reception/intermediate site due to the larger construction site required.

10.3.3

10.3.4

10.4
10.4.1

Environment
Overall, the site is considered to be less suitable as a reception/ intermediate site and as a main tunnel single drive site. This is primarily due to the high potential for ground contamination of the site to have occurred as a result of the site’s previous use as a gasworks. Known contamination issues include heavy metals, and the potential exists to encounter underground tanks on site and subterranean tar lagoons which were not mapped. Remediation costs are therefore likely to be extensive. Based on current information, the site is suitable from the perspective of transport, archaeology, built heritage and townscape, flood risk and water resources (surface water). For the reception/intermediate option, the site is also considered suitable from the perspective of ecology. This site is considered less suitable from the perspectives of water resources (hydrogeology), air quality, noise and land quality. For the main tunnel single drive option, the site is also considered less suitable from the perspective of ecology. Overall, the site is considered less suitable, and further investigation would be required as to whether hydrogeology, ecology, air quality, noise

10.4.2

10.4.3

10.4.4

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH and land quality impacts could be adequately mitigated. Likely mitigation considerations would include the following: • Hydrogeology – further investigation into potential impacts arising from the construction of the drop shaft within a source protection zone of an Environment Agency licensed abstraction borehole from the Chalk. Ecology – in the case of the main tunnel single drive shaft site, sensitive working practices and some compensatory provision are likely to be required, as well as careful negotiation with the EA, due to development in the foreshore and river. Air quality – measures to ensure dust is adequately mitigated for at the closest receptors. Noise – standard noise barriers are unlikely to be entirely effective and other techniques may be required to reduce construction noise to acceptable levels. Land quality – any required remediation of contamination (at this high risk site) and/or measures to ensure no mobilisation of contaminants retained in situ.

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10.5
10.5.1 10.5.2

Socio-economic and community
This site is considered less suitable for use as either a main tunnel drive site or reception/intermediate site. The use of this site and associated infrastructure appears likely to impact on residents of Elm Quay Court and the houseboat community moored in the vicinity. There is also the potential for works to impact on the current site neighbours and any future residents of the Tideway industrial development, the Royal Mail sorting office site and users of the US Embassy site.

10.6
10.6.1

Property
The advantages and disadvantages of the site are as follows. Advantages of the site: • The site appears to be in private ownership and therefore compulsory purchase of the site is possible. The site will command residential development value, and the acquisition cost will be very high for the single main option and lower for the intermediate option. If development commences, the site may no longer be available for acquisition, which represents a significant risk to the project. We have received an initial objection in strong terms from the US Government to the use of this site, as it is adjacent to the new US Embassy site. If the US Government mounted an objection to the use of this site, this would represent a significant risk of failure to get confirmed compulsory purchase powers to acquire the site.

Disadvantages of the site: •

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH 10.6.2 This site is considered less suitable as a main tunnel site or intermediate site due to acquisition risk and high acquisition cost.

10.7
10.7.1

Next steps in the site selection process
It should be noted at this point that the above conclusions do not represent an overall recommendation on the suitability of a site. The disciplines discuss their site suitability report conclusions at optioneering workshops, along with main tunnel drive strategy options. Main tunnel sites need to link together to form possible drive options for construction of the main tunnel. Therefore, a preferred site can only be identified through a series of main tunnel drive option comparisons. The outcome of this two-step process (sites and then drive option comparisons) is set out in the Phase two scheme development report.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendices

Appendices

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 1

Appendix 1 – Sources of information Engineering
• • • • • • Traffic Management and Access Roads/Rail – URS Scott Wilson Access River – BMT Isis Services (Utilities) and Third Party Assets – Thames Tunnel and utility companies Geology – British Geological Society and Thames Tunnel Construction and Operational Layout Template – Thames Tunnel Site selection background technical paper – Thames Tunnel

Planning
• • • • • • • London Borough of Wandsworth online planning applications database Wandsworth Core Strategy, adopted October 2010 Saved policies in the Wandsworth Unitary Development Plan, adopted in August 2003 Emerging submission version of the Development Management Policies Document (DMPD), May 2011 Emerging submission version of the Site Specific Allocations Document (SSAD), May 2011 London Plan, adopted July 2011 Consultation draft Vauxhall Nine Elms Opportunity Area Planning Framework, November 2009

Environment
Transport • • • • • • • • Map of Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) – www.tfl.gov.uk Bus Route Maps: North-east, north-west, south-west, south-east – www.tfl.gov.uk Crossrail Plans – www.crossrail.co.uk/crossrail-bill-documents PTAL scores – Obtained from Table 2.3 information Thames Path map – www.walklondon.org.uk Capital Ring – www.walklondon.org.uk Cycle Routes – www.sustrans.org.uk and Local Cycling Guides 1-14 Design Manual for Roads and Bridge TD 42/95, Highways Agency

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 1 Archaeology • • • • • Historic Environment data from Greater London Archaeology Advisory Service (GLAAS) National Monuments Record – for some additional information regarding registered historic parks and gardens London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) Local authority websites Bing maps

Built heritage and townscape • • • • • Local authority lists of Locally Listed Buildings National Monuments Record – for some additional information regarding registered historic parks and gardens Unitary development plan and DPDs Local authority websites Bing maps

Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water • • • • • • • • • • Local authority details of unlicensed abstractors Environment Agency abstraction licence details Environment Agency groundwater levels and contour maps (2009-11) Environment Agency water quality (surface water and groundwater) Environment Agency Groundwater Source Protection Zones Environment Agency Flood Map – www.environment-agency.gov.uk Envirocheck British Geological Survey (BGS) logs BGS 1:50,000 Geological Sheets – Solid and Drift Editions (England and Wales) BGS Geology of London – Special Memoir for 1:50,000 Geological sheets 256 (North London), 257 (Romford), 270 (South London) and 271 (Dartford) (England and Wales) Crossrail (2005) – Assessment of Water Impacts Technical Report: Appendix C – Baseline Data. Figure C.4: Extent of Saline Intrusion based on 177 mg/l *5mmol/l) Isochlor

Ecology • • Thames Estuary Partnership (2002) Tidal Thames Habitat Action Plan London Biodiversity Action Plan – www.lbp.org.uk

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 1 • • • • • • • Multi-Agency Geographic Information for the Countryside (MAGIC) – www.magic.gov.uk - statutory designated sites London Wildweb – wildweb.london.gov.uk - non-statutory site of importance for nature conservation Black redstart distribution in London – www.blackredstarts.org.uk/ pages/.html National Biodiversity Network – http://searchnbn.net - distribution of protected species Google Maps – aerial views of habitat features BAP habitats – www.natureonthemap.org.uk Priority habitats and species on national and local scales – www.ukbap.org.uk

Flood risk • • • Environment Agency Flood Map – www.environment-agency.gov.uk Environment Agency National Flood and Coastal Defence Database Envirocheck

Air quality • • • • • Local authority websites London Air Quality Network – www.londonair.org.uk Defra UK-AIR, air quality information resource – www.airquality.co.uk Defra Air Quality Management Areas – http://aqma.defra.gov.uk Defra Local Air Quality Management – http://laqm.defra.gov.uk

Noise • • • • Envirocheck – Identification of receptors Promap – Calculation of distances between site and receptors Multimap – Aerial photography – www.multimap.co.uk Defra noise maps – Identification of existing noise levels

Land quality • • • • Google Maps/Earth Site walkover information Envirocheck Data Sheets provided as a GIS Database British Geological Survey (BGS) logs

Socio-economic and community
• Statistics from the Office of National Statistics 2001 Census data

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Property
• • • Valuation office agency website Multimap Land Registry information provided by Mouchel

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Appendix 2 – Site location plan

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This is an indicative working draft plan which has been produced for the purpose of confidential discussions only. Accordingly, the draft plan must not be copied, distributed or shown to any third party without the express written permission of Thames Water Utilities Limited. It provides an indication of sites that, following discussions with local authorities and other stakeholders, may be confirmed as being on the shortlist of construction sites for the proposed Thames Tunnel. Inclusion of a site on this draft plan should not be taken to mean that such site will be selected as a construction site to form part of the Thames Tunnel scheme.

APPENDIX 2 SITE LOCATION PLAN S94WH SITE

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 3

Appendix 3 – Planning and environment plans

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH Post Office Way

Appendix 3 – Page 1

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Title:

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Appendix 4 – Photographs of the site and surroundings

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH Post Office Way

Appendix 4 – Page 1

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LAMBETH

Thames Water Utilities

The Point, 7th Floor, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington, London W2 1AF

Title:

This is an indicative working draft plan which has been produced for the purpose of confidential discussions only. Accordingly, the draft plan must not be copied, distributed or shown to any third party without the express written permission of Thames Water Utilities Limited. It provides an indication of sites that, following discussions with local authorities and other stakeholders, may be confirmed as being on the shortlist of construction sites for the proposed Thames Tunnel. Inclusion of a site on this draft plan should not be taken to mean that such site will be selected as a construction site to form part of the Thames Tunnel scheme.

APPENDIX 4 AERIAL PLAN S94WH SITE

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 4

View of site from the south, looking north. Nine Elms Lane runs along the top of this image, with the River Thames beyond.

View of the site from the east, looking west.

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH Post Office Way

Appendix 4 – Page 3

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 4

View of Nine Elms Lane from the north, looking south. The site is located to the bottom of this image.

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH Post Office Way

Appendix 4 – Page 4

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 5

Appendix 5 – Transport plan

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH Post Office Way

Appendix 5 – Page 1

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LAMBETH

The Point, 7th Floor, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington, London W2 1AF

Title:

This is an indicative working draft plan which has been produced for the purpose of confidential discussions only. Accordingly, the draft plan must not be copied, distributed or shown to any third party without the express written permission of Thames Water Utilities Limited. It provides an indication of sites that, following discussions with local authorities and other stakeholders, may be confirmed as being on the shortlist of construction sites for the proposed Thames Tunnel. Inclusion of a site on this draft plan should not be taken to mean that such site will be selected as a construction site to form part of the Thames Tunnel scheme.

APPENDIX 5 TRANSPORT PLAN S94WH SITE

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 6

Appendix 6 – Services and geology plan

Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH Post Office Way

Appendix 6 – Page 1

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Appendix 7 – Construction phase layout

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9

Appendix 9 – Environmental appraisal tables
Transport Site considerations Access to road network Main tunnel single site Comments The site is split into two main construction site areas, with the main area located to the east of the sorting office and a secondary area adjacent to the Bentley car showroom. Access to the jetties will be provided via overhead material conveyors. The main site access is proposed on the southern side of Nine Elms Lane and will require construction. A further access to the main site area is proposed on to a new access road, which will run south from Nine Elms Lane to link with Ponton Road. A third access will need to be provided into the eastern work area from the Mitigation required and conclusions Construction and permanent access points are acceptable. The site is located adjacent to the TLRN. Traffic management may be required to install the overhead material conveyors. Measures to minimise the impact of construction traffic on or crossing the highway network travelling between site work areas will need to be considered. Reception/intermediate site Comments The site is located to the east of the sorting office. The main site access is proposed on the southern side of Nine Elms Lane and will require construction. Visibility from the main access on Nine Elms Lane appears adequate. Nine Elms Lane is a wide, multi-lane, single carriageway road, is street lit, with a bus lane and a shared cycle/ footway. It is also a TLRN Red Route. The speed limit is 30 mph. The distance to the TLRN is 0km. See transport access route in Appendix 5. Mitigation required and conclusions Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Except no overhead material conveyors are required and only one site work area is required for this site.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Transport Site considerations Main tunnel single site Comments proposed access road. Measures to minimise the impact of construction traffic on the highway network travelling between site work areas will need to be considered. Visibility from the main access on Nine Elms Lane appears adequate. The permanent access is proposed on the new access road. Nine Elms Lane is a wide, multi-lane, single carriageway road, is street lit, with a bus lane and a shared cycle/footway. It is also a TLRN Red Route. The speed limit is 30 mph. The distance to the TLRN is 0km. A preliminary transport access plan is attached as Appendix 5. Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Transport Site considerations Access to river Main tunnel single site Comments River access provided via overhead material conveyors across Nine Elms Lane. The nearest potential rail access point is Battersea Power Station on Cringle Street. From the main construction access point, access to Battersea Power Station is via Nine Elms Lane and Cringle Street. From the rear access point, access is via Post Office Way, Ponton Road, Nine Elms Lane and Cringle Street. Sidings would require construction. Distance to rail access point is 0.7km. Mitigation required and conclusions River access provided via overhead material conveyors across Nine Elms Lane. From the main construction access point on Nine Elms Lane, access to potential rail sidings at Battersea Power Station is via Nine Elms Lane and Cringle Street. Sidings will require construction. Reception/intermediate site Comments River access is not required for a reception/ intermediate site. Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Mitigation required and conclusions River access is not required for a reception/ intermediate site. Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left.

Access to rail

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Transport Site considerations Parking Main tunnel single site Comments Limited parking could be provided on site for the workforce. Existing informal on-street parking on Ponton Road could potentially be available for workforce parking. PTAL 3-4 (medium) as identified within Table 2.3. Traffic management required for the installation of overhead material conveyors. Measures to minimise the impact of construction traffic on the highway network travelling between site work areas will need to be considered. Access points on Nine Elms Lane and proposed access road will require construction. The Thames Path may Mitigation required and conclusions Parking is available on site for workforce or within vicinity of site on Ponton Road. Reception/intermediate site Comments Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Mitigation required and conclusions Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left.

Public transport accessibility Traffic management

Reasonable potential for workforce to utilise public transport to access the site. Traffic management required for the installation of overhead material conveyors. Measures to minimise the impact of construction traffic on the highway network travelling between site work areas will need to be considered. Traffic management may be required for the construction of the connection tunnel. The Thames Path will

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Access on Nine Elms Lane will require construction.

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Traffic management may be required for the construction of the connection tunnel.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Transport Site considerations Main tunnel single site Comments require diversion to avoid conflict between construction vehicles and pedestrians due to materials being transferred between the jetties and construction site by road. Summary: Mitigation required and conclusions require diversion. Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

The site is considered to be suitable for use a single drive main tunnel site, subject to traffic management. The site will feature two main construction site works areas and three access points. The accesses on Nine Elms Lane and the proposed access road will require construction. Access to the TLRN (A3205) is direct and acceptable. No visible constraints have been identified along the access route to potential rail point at Battersea Power Station, which requires the construction of rail sidings. The Thames Path may require diversion around the site due to the movement of materials between the jetties and construction site. Reasonable potential exists for the workforce to utilise public transport to access the site. Some parking could be provided on site for the workforce. Additional informal on-street parking is available on surrounding roads.

The site is considered to be suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site, subject to traffic management. The site will feature one construction site works area, and access on to Nine Elms Lane will require construction. Access to the TLRN (A3205) is direct and acceptable. No visible constraints have been identified along the access route to the potential rail point at Battersea Power Station, which requires the construction of rail sidings. Reasonable potential exists for the workforce to utilise public transport to access the site. Some parking could be provided on site for the workforce. Additional informal on-street parking is available on surrounding roads.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Archaeology Site considerations Designations, including archaeological priority areas Summary of historical uses Main tunnel single drive site/reception/intermediate site Comments The site is within the Wandsworth Archaeological Priority Area (APA) Mitigation required and conclusions Not applicable.

During the mid-19th century, the eastern edge of the site contained a school building with a goods train track curving through the centre of the site, and a depot was located to the west.

A detailed desk-based assessment is required to sufficiently understand the archaeological resource and define risk to potential development.

Potential receptors of very high or high value with the potential to be directly affected Potential receptors of medium value with the potential to be directly affected Other receptors with the potential to be directly affected

No archaeological receptors of high value are recorded A detailed desk-based assessment is required to within the site. This does not preclude the possibility of sufficiently understand the archaeological resource unrecorded archaeological receptors of high value and define risk to potential development. being within the site.

No archaeological receptors are recorded within the site. This does not preclude the possibility of unrecorded archaeological receptors of medium value being within the site.

A detailed desk-based assessment is required to sufficiently understand the archaeological resource and define risk to potential development.

Construction impact of potential waterlogged deposits containing archaeological remains may cause dewatering. This potential impact should be considered, given the close proximity of the site to the Thames River.

A detailed desk-based assessment is required to sufficiently understand the archaeological resource and define risk to potential development.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Archaeology Site considerations Extent of existing disturbance (if known) Main tunnel single drive site/reception/intermediate site Comments Considerable previous development in the 19th century, including the construction of a gasworks, may have disturbed archaeological remains. Borehole data from the general area suggests a considerable depth of made ground. Waterlogged remains may still exist at depth. Detailed design proposals and an outline method statement will be required to enable initial assessment of development impacts, and to inform mitigation proposals. With the currently available information, it is not possible to highlight specific potential issues. Mitigation required and conclusions A detailed desk-based assessment is required to sufficiently understand the archaeological resource and define risk to potential development.

Potential issues

Mitigation methods could include: • desk-based assessment • production of deposits model • archaeological monitoring of geotechnical investigations • archaeological evaluation • archaeological watching brief • archaeological excavation.

Summary: Based on current information, this site is considered suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single main tunnel drive site. Due to a lack of previous investigations in the area, the detailed nature and extent of archaeological receptors cannot be confidently predicted. Modern and recent construction disturbance for a railway and depot within the site is likely to have disturbed any archaeological deposits to some extent.

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Built heritage and townscape Site considerations Designations including conservation areas, including trees Main tunnel single site Comments Listed buildings There are no listed buildings within 250m the site. Conservation areas Dolphin Square Conservation Area: 175m Pimilico Conservation Area: 190m Churchill Gardens Conservation Area: 240m Locally listed buildings There are no locally listed buildings within 250m. Registered historic parks and gardens There are no registered historic parks and gardens within 250m of the site. Locally listed parks and gardens There are no locally listed parks and gardens with 250m of the site. Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Except, as no jetties are likely to be required for the reception/ intermediate option, there is unlikely to be any impact on the conservation areas which will require mitigation.

Same as for single In the case of conservation main tunnel drive areas, a high-quality site, see left. scheme design and adequate screening for the development may be required, as discussed below. A detailed desk-based assessment in conjunction with archaeology work will be required to further inform the likely impact of the development, and to determine more detailed mitigation proposals. On the basis of currently available information (November 2010), mitigation will not be applicable in the case of listed buildings, locally listed buildings, registered historic parks and gardens, locally listed parks and gardens and protected views.

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Built heritage and townscape Site considerations Main tunnel single site Comments Protected views There are no protected views within 250m. Potential receptors of medium to very high importance with the potential to be directly affected Other receptors of lesser importance with the potential to be directly affected Potential receptors of medium to very high importance with the potential to be indirectly affected Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable. Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

There is the potential for three conservation areas (the Dolphin Square Conservation Area, the Pimlico Conservation Area and the Churchill Gardens Conservation Area) to be indirectly affected by the development.

Impacts on the conservation areas are likely to be limited to construction and will result from the addition of the jetty. The impacts are reduced by the existing industrial character of views from the north bank of the river.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

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Built heritage and townscape Site considerations Other receptors of lesser importance with the potential to be indirectly affected Sensitive landscape character areas likely to be affected, including trees and TPOs Main tunnel single site Comments Not applicable. Mitigation required and conclusions Not applicable. Reception/intermediate site Comments Not applicable. Mitigation required and conclusions Not applicable.

The site lies within an area of late 20th century light industrial and commercial buildings and is bordered by Nine Elms Lane. Existing industrial site that stretches from Sleaford Street to the southwest. The site is surrounded by a mix of commercial and industrial premises, with residential properties located to the northeast along the Thames. To the east is the proposed site of the US Embassy, currently occupied by a car dealership and other uses. The streetscape along Nine Elms Lane is of a mix of uses, currently dominated by small industry that is gradually being redeveloped into a mix of

Presence and operation of machinery, materials stores and buildings on site would be in keeping with the industrial character of the site, but would potentially interrupt the streetscape along Nine Elms Lane and the waterfront character adjacent to the river. Design of the conveyor, jetties and associated infrastructure requires careful consideration to minimise disruption of the streetscape and waterfront character, preserving the character of the residential areas to the northeast.

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Except no overhead conveyor, jetties or associated infrastructure will be required for this site.

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Except no overhead conveyor, jetties or associated infrastructure will be required for this site.

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Built heritage and townscape Site considerations Main tunnel single site Comments uses. Construction activities on the site would be in keeping with the existing industrial character. The conveyor over Nine Elms Lane would interrupt the road and have temporary adverse impacts on the streetscape. The construction of the jetties and infrastructure adjacent to the River Thames would have temporary adverse impacts on the waterfront character. Permanent structures would be located adjacent to the Nine Elms Lane and, with careful mitigation, would form part of the varied streetscape. Potential views likely to be affected The existing buildings on the site restrict views, with glimpsed views out towards Battersea Power Station and the River Thames. The view along Nine Elms Lane is of a varied streetscape, dominated at present by industrial buildings Mitigation required and conclusions This site is considered suitable as the permanent structures would be in keeping with the varied streetscape of the Nine Elms Lane. No historically sensitive landscapes are likely to be impacted. Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

During construction, the use of hoardings and appropriate lighting would help minimise visual impact of the construction activities. Design of the ventilation chimney requires careful

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Except no overhead conveyor, jetties or associated infrastructure will be

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Except no overhead conveyor, jetties or associated infrastructure will be

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Built heritage and townscape Site considerations Main tunnel single site Mitigation required and conclusions stepped back from the highway. consideration to reduce Gradually, these are being visual intrusion. redeveloped and, to the north, the This site is considered streetscape is becoming more suitable as the permanent vegetated with street trees and structures would potentially shrubs. add interest to the varied streetscape of the Nine During construction, an area to Elms Lane. the northwest would be used for construction of a jetty and The existing view from the infrastructure. This area is conservation areas is overlooked by residential industrial in nature, properties to the north, and is therefore no mitigation is visible for travellers along the proposed. Thames and from the north bank of the Thames. The presence and operation of machinery materials stores and buildings would create industrial interest on site but the conveyor over Nine Elms Lane would interrupt views along the road. The construction of jetties and infrastructure adjacent to the Thames would interrupt views along the river, resulting in temporary adverse impacts. Comments Reception/intermediate site Comments required for this site. Mitigation required and conclusions required for this site.

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Built heritage and townscape Site considerations Main tunnel single site Comments Permanent structures would be located adjacent to the Nine Elms Lane and, with careful mitigation, would form part of the varied streetscape view. The construction phase will be visible from three conservation areas. The site does not lie within any protected views. Particular considerations on sites where new permanent structures are required Potential issues Screening from existing buildings means that no permanent structures are likely to be visible from the conservation areas. No mitigation is required. Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

Construction of the development could result in an indirect impact on three conservation areas. However, this impact is reduced by the existing industrial character of the area.

No mitigation is suggested due to the limited nature of the impact.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

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Built heritage and townscape Site considerations Main tunnel single site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

Summary: With regards to built heritage, this site is considered to be suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. In the case of the single drive main tunnel site, the construction of the jetty has the potential to impact on three conservation areas. However, this impact is reduced by the existing industrial character of the site. From a townscape perspective, this site is considered to be suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. The development is likely to be in keeping with the industrial character of the site and the permanent structures would potentially add interest to the varied streetscape of Nine Elms Lane.

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Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water Site considerations Hydrogeological conditions (groundwater and surface water) From BGS Geological Model, giving average ground condition profile. Local near surface conditions may vary, particularly within the river. Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments Geology (thickness) • Superficial geology and made ground (15m) • London Clay (26m) • Lambeth Group (16m) • Thanet Sand (10m) Hydrogeology • Piezometric evel: ~ -34mAOD (~38mbgl) from EA Jan 08 water level contouring. Groundwater monitoring location • EA hydrometry sites: TQ27-284A – 588m west of the site (water levels to May 2005) TQ37-24A – 1.6km southeast of the site (water levels to May 2003). SPZ • Located in a source protection zone (SPZ 1) defined by EA (Environment agency website, 2010) EA licensed groundwater abstractions and details A simple volumetric approach has been used to calculate the total catchment zone of the abstraction borehole. A conservative mean annual recharge of 100mm/year was used to calculate a radius for licensed abstraction boreholes as follows: Licensed abstraction boreholes 1. 384m Mitigation required and conclusions The shaft will be constructed to an invert level of approximately 44mbgl. Therefore, the shaft will be founded in the Lambeth Group. The piezometric head in Chalk will be approximately 6m above the base of the construction. There is a scour feature in this area.

SPZs and groundwater users

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Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water Site considerations Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments • 23 licensed abstraction borehole within 2km radius. Licence numbers: 1. 28/39/39/238 (2 boreholes) 2. 28/39/42/0074 (1 borehole) 3. 28/39/39/0232 (2 boreholes) 4. 28/39/39/0225 (2 boreholes) 5. 28/39/39/0141 (4 boreholes) 6. 28/39/42/0070 (1 borehole) 7. 28/39/39/0223 (1 borehole) 8. 28/39/39/0139 (4 boreholes) 9. 28/39/39/0209 (1 borehole) 10. 28/39/42/0060 (2 boreholes) 11. 28/39/42/0033 (1 borehole) 12. 28/39/39/0046 (1 borehole) 13. 28/39/42/0072 (1 borehole) Locations: 1. 1.95km northwest of the site 2. 698m west of the site 3. 1.4km northwest of the site 4. 1.2km northwest of the site Mitigation required and conclusions 2. 590m 3. 472m 4. 96m 5. 75m 6. Defined by EA 7. 135m 8. 388m 9. 311m 10. 101m 11. 296m 12. 188m 13. Defined by EA The shaft is located within the source protection zone (SPZ 1) of abstractions from Chalk defined by the EA and the total catchment zone of one abstraction from Chalk (28/39/42/0074).

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Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water Site considerations Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments 5. 405m northwest of the site 6. 1.42km southwest of the site 7. 1.63km northwest of the site 8. 706m northeast of the site 9. 1.23km northeast of the site 10. 1.72km southwest of the site 11. 1.52km northeast of the site 12. 2km northeast of the site 13. 480m southwest of the site Operator: 1. Grosvenor Limited 2. Halcyon Estate Limited 3. Terrace Hill 4. Royal Horticultural Society 5. Mantilla Limited 6. Tarmac Limited 7. London Underground Ltd 8. Panoramic Management Co Ltd 9. Westminster Garden Limited 10. Wandsworth borough council 11. Allied Distillers Ltd Mitigation required and conclusions

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Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water Site considerations Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments 12. The Central Hall 13. Thames Water Utilities Ltd Abstracted aquifer unit: 1. Chalk 2. Chalk 3. Chalk 4. Chalk 5. Chalk 6. Chalk 7. River and glacial deposits 8. Chalk 9. Chalk 10. Chalk 11. Chalk 12. Chalk 13. Chalk Abstraction purposes: 1. Industrial, commercial and public service (non-evaporative cooling and spray irrigation) 2. Private water supply (drinking, cooking, sanitary, washing) Mitigation required and conclusions

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Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water Site considerations Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments 3. Industrial, commercial and public service (non-evaporative cooling) 4. Agriculture (spray irrigation) 5. Private water supply (drinking, cooking, sanitary, washing) 6. Industrial, commercial and public service (mineral products – general use) 7. Industrial, commercial and public service (transport – non-evaporative cooling) 8. Industrial, commercial and public service (non-evaporative cooling) 9. Private water supply (drinking, cooking, sanitary, washing) 10. Industrial, commercial and public service (municipal grounds – spray irrigation and make-up or top-up water) 11. Industrial, commercial and public service (non-evaporative cooling) 12. Industrial, commercial and public service (drinking, cooking, sanitary, washing) 13. Public water supply Abstraction quantity (annual): 1. 184,896m3 Mitigation required and conclusions

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Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water Site considerations 2. 438,000m 3. 280,000m3 4. 7,000m3 5. 258,967m3 6. 23,000m3 7. 189,216m3 8. 121,510m3 9. 12,810m3 10. 110,000m3 11. 44,323m3 12. 9,092m3 13. 2,555,000m3 Local authorities (LA) unlicensed groundwater abstractions and details • No abstraction borehole within 1km radius. Borehole locations and depths There are 31 historical records of water wells: 29 deep wells and one shallow well within 2 km radius. Depth range: 86.7 – 182.8m Depth range: 7 – 10.4m Not applicable
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Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

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Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water Site considerations Potential impacts on surface water features Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments The site is located approximately 60m to the south of the River Thames. However, in the case of the single main tunnel drive site, the requirement for decking out into the river elevates a direct pollution risk to the River Thames. Impact on groundwater at depth is likely since the shaft is to be constructed in the Lambeth Group, which may be in hydraulic continuity with the Chalk principal aquifer and need to be dewatered. At shallow depth, the shaft is located in alluvium, which is classified as a secondary aquifer. Limited impact on shallow aquifer if water is excluded from the excavation by diaphragm wall or sheetpiling. Mitigation may be required as construction of the shaft will take place within SPZ 1, and dewatering and the presence of shaft may affect groundwater body and abstractors. The shaft is to be excavated in Lambeth Group, which is in hydraulic continuity with the principal Chalk aquifer, and dewatering may be needed. Limited impact on flow in shallow aquifer. Mitigation required and conclusions Work will need to be undertaken in consideration of Pollution Prevention Guidelines – PPG1, PPG5 and PPS23.

Potential impacts on groundwater (resources and quality)

See below (likely types of mitigation measures that will be required).

Likely types of mitigation measures that would be required Potential issues

Possible provision of alternative groundwater supply.

Scour feature nearby to be considered as part of geotechnical design. The issue of the appropriate disposal of discharges from dewatering to be considered if dewatering is needed. Dewatering to be kept to a minimum. Impact on and mitigation for shallow aquifer will depend on construction design.

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Water resources – hydrogeology and surface water Site considerations Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

Summary: In terms of hydrogeology, this site is less suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single main tunnel drive site because the site lies within a source protection zone (SPZ 1) for an abstraction from the Chalk and the shaft is to be constructed within Lambeth Group, which is in hydraulic continuity with the principal Chalk aquifer. The Chalk piezometric head is likely to be approximately 6m above the base of construction and should be taken into account in the engineering design. Dewatering may be necessary. The superficial deposits comprise alluvium and an infilled scour feature nearby, which are classified as a secondary aquifer at the shaft site. There is potential for a limited impact on flow in the shallow aquifer due to the diaphragm wall or sheetpiling. In terms of surface water resources, this site is considered suitable as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. However, for the single drive main tunnel site, tight site boundary controls will be needed during construction because there is a potential direct pathway to the River Thames for pollution.

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Ecology (terrestrial and aquatic) Site considerations Statutory designations Non-statutory designated wildlife sites Main tunnel single drive site Comments Battersea Park Nature Areas LNR lies 1km from this site. Site is 350m from Battersea Power Station BGI site. The construction phase of the site will involve works within the River Thames and Tributaries SMI. Mitigation required and conclusions None required. Reception/intermediate site Comments Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Site is 350m from Battersea Power Station BGI site. Mitigation required and conclusions Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Working practices must be designed to avoid disturbance to breeding birds, which include the peregrine falcon.

Working practices must be designed to avoid disturbance to breeding birds, which include the peregrine falcon. Jetties or other constructions in the Thames will require compensatory habitat provision. Discussions with the EA would be necessary, including over any requirement for dredging. There may also be postworks restoration required. No mitigation necessary other than replacement of any felled trees. Any constructions affecting the Thames, including temporary or buried works such as a culvert, will require compensatory habitat

BAP priority habitats

Difficult to be certain from aerial photography but site appears to contain small areas of amenity grassland with mature trees. The Thames Tideway is a London BAP habitat. The foreshore at this location is

Difficult to be certain from aerial photography but site appears to contain small areas of amenity grassland with mature trees.

No mitigation necessary other than replacement of any felled trees.

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Ecology (terrestrial and aquatic) Site considerations Main tunnel single drive site Comments also identified as UK BAP habitat ‘mudflats’. Protected or otherwise notable species within the study area Black redstart and peregrine are known to breed/have recently bred at Battersea Power Station BGI site, 350m distant. There is limited potential for trees and buildings on site to be used by roosting bats. Site has potential to support uncommon or notable invertebrates. Site is immediately downstream of only known dace spawning area in the Tideway. Foreshore and river may also have value for uncommon invertebrates. Mitigation required and conclusions provision. There may also be post-works restoration required. Working practices must be designed to avoid disturbance to breeding birds. If bat roosts were found to be present, mitigation would be required, possibly including off-site provision. Detailed negotiation may be required with the EA for the placement of structures (particularly permanent ones) in this location. Any constructions or dredging in the Thames will require detailed aquatic invertebrate and fish investigation. Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

Black redstart and peregrine are known to breed/have recently bred at Battersea Power Station BGI site, 350m distant. There is limited potential for trees and buildings on site to be used by roosting bats. Site has potential to support uncommon or notable invertebrates.

Working practices must be designed to avoid disturbance to breeding birds. If bat roosts were found to be present, mitigation would be required, possibly including offsite provision.

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Ecology (terrestrial and aquatic) Site considerations Potential issues Main tunnel single drive site Comments The cumulative impact of all jetties proposed within the scheme may increase flow velocity in the river, with effects on juvenile migratory fish. Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions Not applicable.

Consideration needs to be No further issues. given to the cumulative impacts on hydrodynamics, with reference to known critical flow velocities for fish. Not considered significant at a site specific level

Summary:

Overall, the site is considered to be less suitable as a single main tunnel drive site, although this is a borderline case. This site has some sensitivity due to the potential for temporary and permanent land-take from a site of metropolitan importance and work in the vicinity of a site of borough Grade I importance. Sensitive working practices and some compensatory provision are likely to be required. There is potential for a cumulative effect with other jetty structures in the river. Careful negotiation with the EA is likely to be required regarding foreshore and river works. Specially protected bird species may be present and breeding near the site, which could affect working practices.

Overall, the site is considered to be suitable as a reception/intermediate site. This site has some sensitivity due to the work in the vicinity of a site of borough Grade I importance. Specially protected bird species may be present and breeding near the site, which could affect working practices.

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Flood risk assessment Main tunnel single drive site Site considerations Flood risk zone Comments Flood Zone 3 (one in 200-year flood extent) but defended to the one in 1,000-year flood level. There is a residual risk of a breach, for which mitigation would need to be considered as part of the FRA. Sewage transmission infrastructure is considered to be water compatible according to Table D.2 of PPS25. There is some space for SUDS and the site is existing brownfield. The superficial geology is likely to be permeable and hence infiltration SUDS are likely to be feasible. The site is also over the total catchment area of a source protection zone for a groundwater abstraction, and hence limitations on the types of runoff suitable for infiltration will be applied. Mitigation required and conclusions An FRA would be required to assess the residual risk of flooding to the site. Reception/intermediate site Comments Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Mitigation required and conclusions Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left.

Assessment of conditions for SUDS

Not applicable

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left.

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left.

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Flood risk assessment Main tunnel single drive site Site considerations Potential issues Comments The requirement to deck out into the river will need specific mitigation to protect and maintain flood defences, and an assessment of the impact of the piled structure on scour of sediments and resultant effect on flood defences. Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions Not applicable.

FRA would need to include No further issues. details on flood defence protection standards and impact of piled structure on sediment scour and flood defence integrity.

Summary: This site is considered suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site as it is defended from flooding from the River Thames. However, in the case of the single drive main tunnel site, flood defences would need specific mitigation to maintain protection, and the piled decking structure would need to be assessed for impact on scour of sediments and integrity of flood defences. Space for SUDS is limited and controls on quality of runoff would be required, owing to the presence of a total catchment source protection zone.

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Air quality Site considerations AQMA Sensitive receptors Main tunnel single and reception/intermediate site Comments The air quality objective for NO 2 is exceeded on major roads in vicinity of site. There are residential properties along Nine Elms Lane (A3205) and Battersea Park Road (A3205). The nearest residential properties are Elm Quay apartments on Nine Elms Road, less than 50m from the site. The main traffic issue in this area is exhaust emissions from vehicles along the A3205 corridor. See existing traffic issues above. Mitigation required and conclusions There is a need for more site specific data. There are relevant air quality sensitive receptors present along the route the construction traffic is likely to take.

Existing traffic issues Existing sources of significant air pollutants

Additional vehicle emissions have a high potential to interfere with local air quality action plan policies. See existing traffic issues above.

Notable gaps in There is no data at likely access to A3205 and the existing air nearest existing data indicates existing exceedance of quality monitoring AQLV. Potential issues The risk from additional exhaust emissions from construction HGVs is undefined at present. The risk from dust impacts is moderate.

Collect minimum six months’ diffusion tube data at the nearest residential receptors to the site access to A3205 or other point of access to major road network. Minimise HGV movements on the local road network during the peak hours. Standard dust control measures will minimise the effect of fugitive dust on nearby sensitive receptors.

Summary: This site is less suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site. There are residential properties in close proximity to the site, therefore there is potential for fugitive emissions of dust during construction to have a perceptible impact at these properties. These impacts could be minimised with standard dust control measures. There is potential for HGV movements on the local road network to cause localised air quality impacts in areas of already poor air quality. This can be somewhat mitigated by minimising the movement of HGVs during peak hours.

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Noise Site considerations Noise band level (from Defra noise maps) Main tunnel single drive site Comments Information from Defra noise maps indicates daytime noise levels of between 58dB and 74dB L Aeq and night-time noise levels of between 55dB to 65dB L Aeq at the nearest fixed residential properties, located to the northeast of the site at Elm Quay Court, Nine Elms Road. The residential properties closest to and facing the site are likely to experience moderate daytime and night-time noise levels due to them overlooking the A3205. Noise levels from the Defra noise maps provide an indication of prevailing noise levels only, and will not be employed in any detailed assessments for chosen sites. Mitigation required and conclusions Not applicable Reception/intermediate site Comments Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Mitigation required and conclusions Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Noise Site considerations Sensitive receptors Main tunnel single drive site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Except no jetties are required for this site. Mitigation required and conclusions Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Except no jetties are required for this site.

Not applicable There are sensitive receptors close to the northern boundary of the site at Elm Quay Court, Nine Elms Lane. Further residential properties in the form of houseboats are located to the northwest at Tideway Dock. Sensitive receptors to the north at Elm Quay Court consist of between six- and nine-storey residential dwellings. These are located approximately 25m from the site boundary, 40m from the shaft location and in close proximity to the proposed barge jetties. Houseboats to the west of the site are located 130m from the site boundary and 160m from the shaft location, and within close proximity of the proposed barge jetties.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Noise Site considerations Existing traffic issues Existing sources of significant noise emissions Main tunnel single drive site Comments Road traffic on the A3205 to the north of the site will dominate the noise climate. Road traffic on the A3205 to the north of the site will dominate the noise climate. The noise climate will also be influenced by local road traffic and activities on the industrial estate surrounding the site. Construction: The construction period is estimated at six to seven years and working hours will be 24 hours per day, Monday to Sunday. This has the potential to result in adverse noise impacts to sensitive receptors surrounding the site. It is anticipated that there could be a large number of HGV movements per day. This has the potential to have an adverse impact on residential receptors located on Nine Mitigation required and conclusions Not applicable Reception/intermediate site Comments Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Mitigation required and conclusions Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left. Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left.

Not applicable

Potential issues

Adherence to the good site practices provided in BS5228. Siting of noisy equipment and construction activities as far as is practicable from sensitive receptors. Provision of site boundary noise fences. Noisy construction activities, or activities which may cause

Construction: The construction period is estimated at four to five years and working hours will be 24 hours per day, Monday to Sunday. This has the potential to result in adverse noise impacts to sensitive receptors surrounding the site. It is anticipated that there could be a large number of HGV movements per day. This has the potential to have an adverse impact on

Same as for single main tunnel drive site, see left.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Noise Site considerations Main tunnel single drive site Comments Elms Lane. There is potential for a large number of barge movements relating to the transport of concrete and excavated material to and from the site. Significant adverse noise impact as a result is possible at sensitive receptors at Elms Quay Court and houseboats at Tideway Dock, particularly if operational during night-time periods. The immediate site area is fairly large and, while the shaft location may be fixed, ancillary plant should be sited as far as is practicable from surrounding sensitive receptors. Situating plant in the southern area of the site would maximise the distance between them and the nearest sensitive receptors and minimise potential disturbance. Proposed 3m site boundary Mitigation required and conclusions vibration, be undertaken during daytime hours only to reduce the noise impact during night-time construction. Reception/intermediate site Comments residential receptors located on Nine Elms Road. The immediate site area is fairly large and, while the shaft location may be fixed, ancillary plant should be sited as far as is practicable from surrounding sensitive receptors. Situating plant in the southern area of the site would maximise the distance between them and the nearest sensitive receptors and minimise potential disturbance. Proposed 3m site boundary fencing will provide useful noise mitigation to some plant and construction activities. Vibration resulting from general construction works is not anticipated to result in an adverse impact. The nearest receptors to the proposed shaft location are at a distance of approximately Mitigation required and conclusions

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Noise Site considerations Main tunnel single drive site Comments fencing will provide useful noise mitigation to some plant and construction activities. Vibration resulting from general construction works is not anticipated to result in an adverse impact. The nearest receptors to the proposed shaft location are at a distance of approximately 40m, and it is unlikely that vibration levels will result in minor cosmetic damage during shaft sinking but it may cause annoyance. Vibration from tunnelling should be considered on a case-by-case basis at particular sensitive locations. Operation: With appropriate attenuation (if necessary), there is no reason why noise from the ventilation column and top chamber should not result in adverse noise impacts to nearby sensitive receptors. Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments 40m, and it is unlikely that vibration levels will result in minor cosmetic damage during shaft sinking but it may cause annoyance. Vibration from tunnelling should be considered on a case-by-case basis at particular sensitive locations. Operation: With appropriate attenuation (if necessary), there is no reason why noise from the ventilation column and top chamber should not result in adverse noise impacts to nearby sensitive receptors. Mitigation required and conclusions

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Noise Site considerations Main tunnel single drive site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions Reception/intermediate site Comments Mitigation required and conclusions

Summary: This site is considered to be less suitable for use as a reception/intermediate site and as a single drive main tunnel site due to the potential for an adverse noise impact on the houseboats and residential properties at Elm Quay Court from the delivery and transportation away of excavated material. Although the distance between the shaft location and residential flats at Elm Quay Court is relatively short, the noise climate is likely to already experience moderately high noise levels due to the A3205. The number of vehicles associated with the construction phase has the potential to cause an adverse noise impact to properties located on Nine Elms Lane, however this road is an existing busy route. There may be an adverse vibration impact during shaft sinking. Perimeter hoarding will potentially reduce adverse noise impacts but is likely to be relatively ineffective at shielding noise from the upper floor properties.

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Land quality Site considerations Site location Current site use Topography Field evidence of contamination (ie, visual/ olfactory) Current surrounding land use (immediately adjacent to site) Main tunnel single drive site and reception/intermediate site Grid reference: 529626, 177554 Warehouses and hardstanding occupy most of the site. A car dealership is located at the northeast corner of the site. Unknown None identified at this stage.

North: Thames Water Pumping House and River Thames East: Commercial uses South: Further commercial/industrial uses West: Post office sorting office Geology (thickness) • Superficial geology and made ground (15m) • London Clay (26m) • Lambeth Group (16m) • Thanet Sand (10m) Unproductive aquifer: London Clay Secondary aquifer: River terrace deposits, Lambeth Group, Thanet Sand Principal aquifer: Chalk

Geological and hydrogeological information Geological strata1

Underlying aquifer classes

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Land quality Site considerations Groundwater vulnerability/ Soil classification (High/Intermediate/Low/Not applicable)2 Source protection zone details Surface water receptor Main tunnel single drive site and reception/intermediate site River terrace deposits – minor aquifer High leaching potential of soils (U)1

Located in a source protection zone (SPZ 2) defined by EA River Thames (41m north)

Relevant information within a 250m radius of the site Historical potentially contaminating activities On site • Gas works located on west of site, residential housing to the east, 1868-1882 • Gas works has expanded westwards, 1896-1972 • Residential housing is located at the north-eastern region, 1896-1920 • Residential housing has been replaced by a school (labelled disused), 1947-1972 • Areas cleared due to enemy action (eastern site region), 1961 • A coal compound is located at the east of the site, 1968 • Site has been cleared, 1972-1977 • Warehouses and hardstanding occupy most of the site. A car dealership is located at the northeast corner of the site, 1976-1977 Off site • Numerous tanks in south/southeast direction – contents not specified (closest located 8m south), 1951-1952 • Wharf (transport support and cargo handling), (10m north), 1896-1987

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Land quality Site considerations • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pollution incidents to controlled waters Main tunnel single drive site and reception/intermediate site Lime and cement works (10m north), 1862-1895 Transport Manufacture and repair, (25m north), 1882 Infilled water – unknown (30m west), 1880 Paints, varnishes, printing inks and sealants manufacturer (60m northwest), 1920-1949 Gas works (70m west), 1862-1972 Warehouse (85m south), 1986-present Railway lines (90m south), 1862-1972 Road haulage (95m south), 1987 Brewery (96m east), 1896-1976 Wharf (transport support and cargo handling), (125m northeast), 1882 Transport manufacture and repair (125m south), 1882-1898 Road haulage (140m southeast), 1987 Railway depot (140m east), 1862-1972 Railways lines (150m south), 1972-present Depot (170m southwest), 1986-present Road haulage (180m west), 1987 Railway engineering works (180m south), 1862-1895 Railway goods depot (181m east), 1862-1972 Factory or works (185m northwest), 1987

Three incidents: • Storm sewage, minor incident (107m north), within River Thames • Storm sewage, minor incident (134m north), within River Thames • Sewage – unknown, minor incident (178m north), within River Thames

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Land quality Site considerations Landfill sites Other waste sites Registered radioactive substances Fuel stations/depots Contemporary trade directory entries None None None None Six • Printers, inactive (on site – centre) • Garage services, active (16m west) • Concrete and mortar ready-mixed, inactive (65m north) • Children and baby wear – manufacturers and wholesalers, inactive (102m east) • Clothing and fabrics – manufacturers, active (102m east) • Electrical goods – manufacturers and wholesalers, inactive (102m southeast) Distance and direction to site Main tunnel single drive site and reception/intermediate site

Site classification based on above information Activity Potential site contaminants derived from surface sources (eg, contaminants in made ground) Contaminants 1) Metals, PAHs, TPH 2) TPH, Metals, PAHs, solvents 3) Metals, PAHs, TPH, phenols, sulphate, cyanide

1) Some potential for made 1) On site and directly adjacent ground from potential filling to site operations during development 2) On site 2) Tanks – contents unknown 3) On site 3) Gasworks 4) On site

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Land quality Site considerations 4) Warehouses 5) On site 5) Printers 6) On site 6) Coal compound 6) Metals, PAHs, nitrogen compounds, TPH Potential site contaminants derived from offsite sources and transported to site 1)Tanks – contents unknown 2) Wharf operations (transport support and cargo handling) 3) Lime and cement works 3) Metals, calcium hydroxide Potential contamination pathways to site (Conceptual Site Model)3 Contamination category Source 1: A1, A3, B4 Source 2: D6, E1, F7 Category 3 – assessed as high risk 1) Closest located 8m south 2) 10m north 3) 10m north 2) Metals, TPH, PAHs, asbestos 1) TPH, metals, PAHs, solvents 5) TPH, metals, PAHs, solvents Main tunnel single drive site and reception/intermediate site 4) Metals, PAHs, TPH

Summary: The site is considered as not suitable as a reception/intermediate site and as a single main tunnel drive site based on the high potential for contamination of the site to have occurred, specifically from the gasworks and tanks located on site. As an ex-gasworks, known contamination issues include heavy metals such as arsenic, inorganic chemicals such as cyanide complexes and other compounds, including benzene, toluene and derivatives. The potential exists to encounter underground tanks on site and subterranean tar lagoons which were not mapped. Remediation costs are likely to be extensive. This potentially poses a risk to construction workers and adjacent human receptors through direct contact and inhalation exposure pathways. Additionally, the potential exists for contaminants to be drawn to the deeper aquifer if deep drilling/construction is

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Site suitability report S94WH and S80WH – Appendix 9 Land quality Site considerations Main tunnel single drive site and reception/intermediate site undertaken on the site, and for migration to surface water receptors to occur through groundwater transport. There is potential for unexploded ordnance to be present at the location of the areas cleared due to enemy action. It would be prudent for a survey to be conducted here. Notes: 1. From BGS Geological Model, giving average ground condition profile. Local near surface conditions may vary, particularly within the river. 2. Soil information for urban areas is based on fewer observations than elsewhere in the country. Therefore, a worst case vulnerability (H) is assumed until proven otherwise. 3. Refer to schematic Conceptual Site Model for explanation of site-specific source-pathway-receptors.

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