Tilbury2

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Tilbury2

Received 05 January 2018
From Addleshaw Goddard LLP on behalf of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

Representation

PROPOSED PORT TERMINAL AT TILBURY POWER STATION – "TILBURY 2"
PLANNING INSPECTORATE REFERENCE: TR030003
SECTION 56 PLANNING ACT 2008: RELEVANT REPRESENTATION OF NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

This is the section 56 representation of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (Network Rail) provided in respect of the Port of Tilbury London Limited's (POTLL) application for a Development Consent Order (Order) which seeks powers to enable the expansion of the Port of Tilbury (Scheme).

The Book of Reference identifies a number of plots of land in respect of which Network Rail has a property interest and in respect of which compulsory acquisition powers are sought by the Order. Those plots are as follows: 02/03, 02/04, 03/01, 03/02, 03/03, 03/12 and 03/16 (Plots).

The compulsory acquisition powers sought include:

• rights to acquire land permanently;
• rights to acquire land temporarily; and
• the acquisition of rights over land.
(together the Compulsory Powers).

Network Rail is a statutory undertaker and owns, operates and maintains the majority of the rail infrastructure of Great Britain. It objects to the acquisition of the Compulsory Powers.

Network Rail notes that there are three primary interfaces (Interfaces) between its land and its operational railway and the Scheme. Those interfaces include:

• The existing connection to the London, Tilbury and Southend line (Mainline) (Tilbury Port Junction), currently serving POTLL's Tilbury Riverside Terminal, that will instead serve POTLL's proposed new Tilbury 2 rail terminal;
• The proposed closure of a public footpath and level crossing over the Mainline; and
• The extension of a road bridge that crosses the Mainline so that it also crosses the new rail siding and highway that are proposed as part of the Scheme.

The Interfaces require a number of agreements between Network Rail and POTLL to be agreed including an asset protection agreement and a property agreement. Network Rail is committed to working constructively with POTLL to negotiate the necessary agreements but until the necessary agreements have been completed, to safeguard Network Rail's interests and the safety and integrity of the operational railway, Network Rail objects to the inclusion of the Compulsory Powers and any other powers affecting Network Rail in the Order.

The Plots constitute land acquired by Network Rail for the purpose of its statutory undertaking and, accordingly, this representation is made under section 56 and sections 127 and 138 of the Planning Act 2008.

Network Rail requests that the Examining Authority treat Network Rail as an Interested Party for the purposes of the Examination.