Independent Compensation Panel

Last updated: 07 June 2017

Independent Compensation Panel

Independent Compensation Panel (ICP) 

Who are the Independent Compensation Panel (ICP) and why do they assess my claim?

The Independent Compensation Panel (ICP) is a panel of independent experts who will oversee decisions and claims made under any of Tideway's non-statutory policies. The ICP will have the responsibility to update or amend any of the policies to improve the way they work for those who rely upon them for mitigation and compensation.

The panel was appointed after a public tender drawn from a variety of disciplines, including:

  • noise and vibration,
  • compensation,
  • exceptional hardship,
  • building surveying,
  • engineering and
  • medical matters.

We will assess all claims using our experience, knowledge and the evidence presented to us. The work of the ICP is described in Tideway’s Non-Statutory Off-Site Mitigation and Compensation Policy. It is important that all claims come to the ICP as this provides assurance that all claims are assessed equally and fairly.  

John Wade has been appointed as Chair of this Panel, which assembles on a regular basis to consider applications it has received.  As well as John, the Panel will include two other members who will be chosen from a pool of independent experts, depending on the nature of the claim.

The ICP reviews all claims, in line with the relevant policy, and  will:

  • Consider special case claims (e.g. medical cases proven to be made worse by our construction activities, or night shift workers who may be affected by the works during the day).
  • Assess whether noise, vibration, dust and other construction impacts affect residents and businesses to the extent that they qualify for an appropriate form of mitigation or compensation.
  • Assess compensation claims where there is demonstrable loss due to Tideway’s construction activities (e.g. necessary business relocation, loss of rental income).
  • Consider exceptional hardship and settlement claims.

The Panel will ensure all applications for non-statutory compensation are dealt with in an impartial and transparent way.

Minutes of each meeting are published here: ICP meeting minutes

Contact the ICP team

How can I make a claim and what happens next? 

To make a claim, you can contact the local community team, the IAS or you can download the ICP claim form and email the completed form to [email protected]. If you prefer to write you can send your completed ICP claim form to Freepost TIDEWAY.

You can email John Wade directly in confidence at: [email protected].

Chair of the ICP

John Wade has been appointed as Chair of this Panel and will take a vital role in ensuring all applications for non-statutory compensation are dealt with in an impartial and transparent way.

John has a range of experience in the field of environmental health and has taken a leading role in similar major infrastructure projects. Should a claim be sent to the Independent Compensation Panel for a review, John will be joined by two additional members who will be able to assist in reviewing the potential claim and who themselves are experts in the relevant field, eg noise assessments.

John has also been active in roles as Planning Forum Vice-chair and Environmental Health Subgroup Chair for both the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) and Crossrail projects. He has also presented evidence before parliamentary select-committees and, as an experienced acoustician, was invited by HS2 to become a member of its Acoustics Review Group. John is also an experience facilitator and negotiator.