This consultation invites comments on our proposal to modify various provisions of the project licence of Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (trading as Tideway). This follows the recent simplification and modernisation of the conditions of appointment of water and sewerage companies. We have worked with Tideway to identify where provisions of its licence could be simplified or clarified. The document summarises the proposed modifications we intend to make and invites comments on the proposed changes.
The Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) Regulations 2013 (the SIP Regulations) apply, modified or otherwise, the Water Industry Act 1991 (the Act) to the regulation of infrastructure providers.
Under section 17IA of the Act (as applied by the SIP Regulations), we are able to modify the conditions of an infrastructure provider’s licence if it agrees to the changes we are proposing to make. Tideway has provided its indicative consent to the changes proposed in this document.
This document and Annex A to this document constitute a Notice under section 17IA(3) of the Act (as applied by the SIP Regulations).
 (SI 2013/1582)
How to respond
We invite stakeholders to comment on our proposed modifications by 16 July 2019.
Responses can be emailed to: [email protected] or send by post to:
Centre City Tower
7 Hill Street
Birmingham B5 4UA
Attention: Richard Barton
We will publish responses to this document on our website at www.ofwat.gov.uk, unless you indicate that you would like your response to remain unpublished. Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with access to information legislation – primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA), the General Data Protection Regulation, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.