'Super Sewer' plans slammed

A planning inquiry begins today into a controversial new "Super Sewer" for London. The former chief of regulator OFWAT, is among critics opposing the plans.

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Former head of water regulator attacks plans for 'Super Sewer'

Plans for a multi- billion pound super sewer for the capital, have been criticised by the former head of the water regulator. Sir Ian Byatt has questioned whether the city needs the Tideway Tunnel, and whether it will provide value for money.

If Thames Water gets planning permission to build the new sewer pipe, its customers will cover the cost with higher bills. Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.

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