Itchen, Candover and Testwood Water Abstraction Inquiry

Project Description
The Inquiry opened on Tuesday 13 March 2018 and formally closed on Tuesday 27 March 2018.
Mr Mike Robins MSc BSc(Hons) MRTPI  has been appointed by the Secretary of State as the Inspector to conduct the Inquiry.
Helen Wilson is the Programme Officer. Helen is impartial and will work under the direction of the Inspector, she can be contacted at progofficer@aol.com  or on 0151 352 3863/07879 443035.
The Pre Inquiry Meeting was held on 21 November 2017 and the Note of the Meeting is available Here
3 April 2018

Documents submitted to the Inquiry are highlighted on Inquiry Docs List 29 3 18

29 March 2018

Documents submitted today are highlighted on Inquiry Docs List 29 3 18

28 March 2018

Documents submitted to the inquiry on 27 March are now included on Inquiry Docs List 28 3 18

27 March 2018

The following document has been submitted to the Inquiry

ID32 Joint statement from the Environment Agency and Southern Water Services Ltd, 26 March 2018

26 March 2018

The following documents have been submitted to the Inquiry

ID29 Update Summary Statement of Tim Sykes, Environment Agency for the Candover Scheme
ID30 Update Summary Statement of Tim Sykes, Environment Agency for the River Itchen Licences
ID31 Update Statement of Alison Matthews, Environment Agency in relation to Testwood

26 March 2018

The following documents have been submitted to the Inquiry

ID27 Outline of Little River Management’s case on the draft Section 20 Agreement Monitoring and Mitigation Proposals, 25 March 2016
ID28 Email dated 24 March 2018 on behalf of the Trustees of the Barker Mill Family Trust

23 March 2018

The following documents have been submitted to the Inquiry

ID21 Submission by Bill Hicks QC, 23 March 2018
ID22 Position statement by CPRE Hampshire, 23 March 2018
ID23 Letter dated 23 March 2018 on behalf of WWF and S&TC UK to the Environment Agency
ID24 Position statement by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, 23 March 2018
ID25 Letter dated 23 March 2018 from SWS to Fish Legal
ID26 Email dated 23 March 2018 from Test and Itchen Association commenting on the draft Section 20 Agreement

21 March 2018

The Inspector has issued a further Inquiry Note Inquiry Note 21_3_18

21 March 2018

The following documents have been submitted to the Inquiry

ID17 Draft IROPI compensation package for the Candover Drought Order
ID18 Draft IROPI compensation package for the Itchen Drought Order

20 March 2018

The following documents have today been submitted to the Inquiry

ID7 Little River Management Limited Monitoring Plan Update, 19 March 2018
ID7a Annex 1 to Little River Management Limited Monitoring Plan Update, 19 March 2018 – Catchment First Overview
ID8 Draft Testwood Licence, 20 March 2018 (For Candover see SC2.1 and for Itchen see SC3.12)
ID9 Draft Section 20 Agreement, 20 March 2018
ID10 Draft Lower Itchen Drought Order Mitigation Package
ID11 Draft Candover Drought Order Mitigation Package
ID12 Draft Test Drought Permit and Drought Order Mitigation Package
ID13 Draft Lower Itchen Drought Order Monitoring Plan
ID14 Draft Candover Drought Order Monitoring Plan
ID15 Draft Test Drought Permit and Drought Order Monitoring Plan
ID16 Draft Test and Itchen fish monitoring plan (to accompany three monitoring plans)

16 March 2018

The Position Statement provided by Natural England at the opening day of the Inquiry is now available Position Statement of Natural England

14 March 2018

The Position Statement provided by Fish Legal at the opening day of the Inquiry is now available Position statement on behalf of Fish Legal

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated to include the documents submitted at the Inquiry Inquiry Docs List 14 3 18

13 March 2018

Following the opening session of the Inquiry, the Inspector has issued an Inquiry Note Inquiry Note 13_3_18

13 March 2018

The Inquiry was formally opened by the Inspector.

A draft agreement between the Environment Agency and Southern Water Services has been submitted to the Inquiry Agreement between EA and SWS 12 March 2018

The Environment Agency provided a position statement EA position statement

Southern Water Services provided a position statement SWS Position Statement

12 March 2018

The Core Documents List now includes electronic links to all the documents Core Documents List 9 3 18

7 March 2018

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated Inquiry Docs List 7 3 18

6 March 2018

The Inquiry Programme has been updated to include some time estimates Draft Inquiry Programme V2

The Core Documents List is now available Core Documents List

28 February 2018

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated to include the rebuttal evidence submitted, this is highlighted on Inquiry Docs List 28 2 18 

21 February 2018

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated to include the supporting documents to the Statement of Case of the Environment Agency and the appendices to their proofs of evidence Inquiry Docs List 19 2 18

The first draft of the Inquiry Programme is now available Draft Inquiry Programme

8 February 2018

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated to include the evidence that has been submitted Inquiry Docs List 8 2 18 (Due to the sixe of the files the appendices of the Environment Agency are not included) (Click on the reference in the first column of the list to download and view the documents)

30 January 2018

A Statement of Common Ground has been issued between the Environment Agency and Southern Water Services on Modelling

SoCG modelling – final

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

25 January 2018

A Statement of Common Ground has been issued between the Environment Agency and Southern Water Services on the Legal Framework Legal SOCG Final 24.1.2018

2 January 2018

Southern Water have produced a list of documents which they rely upon for their Statement of Case SWS’ SoC – Document List

28 December 2017

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated to include the Annexes to Fish Legal’s Statement of Case Inquiry Docs List 28 12 17

22 December 2017

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated to include the Annexes to Southern Water’s Statement of Case and the Appendix to the Statement of Case of Little River Management Limited Inquiry Docs List 22 12 17

2o December 2017

The Inquiry Documents List is now available, including all the Statements of Case Inquiry Docs List 20-12-17  (Click on the reference in the first column of the list to download and view and the documents)

14 December 2017

The Overview Statement of Case of the Environment Agency is available Overview

The Candover Statement of Case of the Environment Agency is available Candover

The Itchen Statement of Case of the Environment Agency is available Itchen

The Testwood Statement of Case of the Environment Agency is available Testwood

The Statement of Case of Southern Water Services is available SWS Final Statement of Case 14.12.17

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CPRE have submitted a written statement on Candover, Itchen and Testwood  Final response from CPREH

1 December 2017

Southern Water Services have produced a Provisional Case SWS Summary of provisional case FINAL 24.11.17

The Inquiry Documents List has been updated to include the Annexes to Fish Legal’s Statement of Case Inquiry Docs List 28 12 17

(Click on the reference in the first column of the list to download and view and the documents)

Following the draft agreement between Southern Water Services and the Environment Agency the Inquiry Programme needs to be revised and will be available here shortly.
The Core Documents List now includes electronic links to all the documents Core Documents List 9 3 18
Documents added are highlighted on  Inquiry Docs List 29 3 18

(Click on the reference in the first column of the list to download and view the documents)