On 15 July 2020, Ofwat began a consultation on a proposal to vary Independent Water Networks Limited’s (“Independent Water Networks”) appointment to become the water services provider for a development in Portsmouth Water Limited’s (“Portsmouth Water”) water supply area called The Spires in Chichester (“the Site”). The consultation ended on 11 August 2020. During the consultation period, we received responses from two organisations, the Consumer Council for Water and the Environment Agency, which we considered in making our decision. On 9 November 2020, we granted Independent Water Networks a variation to its existing appointment to enable it to supply water to the Site. This notice gives our reasons for making this variation.