A second meeting was held on 21st October with Affinity Water, Anglian Water, The Environmental Agency, Water Resources East, RevIvel representatives supported by Charles Rangley-Wilson and John Lawson to discuss the proposal within the Lawson Report.
It is important to be aware that the water industry operates in five-year cycles known as Asset Management Plans (AMP). We are in AMP7 now and the next cycle is AMP8 (2025 – 2030).
The key takeaways of the meeting were
– Anglian and Affinity Water agreed to work together on a joint project for The Ivel
– A desk-based feasibility study is being planned in 2023. Regardless of findings, the next step would be…
– A site-based feasibility study in AMP8. If viability is confirmed, hopefully the next step would be…………..
– John Lawson’s recommended solution could be implemented in AMP8
The next meeting to follow this up is being scheduled for early December.
More information about the report can be seen by clicking onto the link below.
Whilst the conclusion could be taken as positive there are a lot of ‘ifs’ and ‘maybes’ along the journey and the time period for any definite action is long term.
We will continue to campaign for this solution and consider what the next steps of the strategy are, to try and speed up the process.