Consultation information

Between 21 January 2019 and 23:59 19 February 2019 we are consulting on design refinements along the preferred pipeline route, providing the opportunity for interested people, statutory bodies and organisations to comment.

We have been listening to feedback from our second public consultation and have been meeting with local authorities, parish councils, environmental bodies, third party infrastructure owners and landowners to understand local environmental features and engineering challenges along the route. To address feedback from the consultation we have refined the route in some places.

Some of these refinements are simple, such as moving the pipeline route from one side of a landowner’s field to the other. Others are more complex, as they have different impacts on landowners, communities or the environment.

We are now seeking the views of landowners, communities, statutory bodies, environmental organisations and local authorities on these more complex design refinements, to make sure that, on balance, we have selected the most appropriate route for the replacement pipeline. The design refinements we are consulting on are:

  • Uncle Bills Lane
  • Water Lane
  • Great crested newt mitigation area
  • Beacon Hill Road
  • Cove Road
  • Farnborough Hill School
  • Blackwater River Valley
  • Balmoral Drive
  • Windle Brook crossing
  • Blind Lane
  • South of Windlesham
  • Hardwick Lane to Pannells Farm
  • Philip Southcote School
  • Chertsey Meads
  • Ashford Road
  • Woodthorpe Road
  • Ashford Station Approach

Now that we have a clearer idea of where the pipeline route might go, we are also now sharing the details of our proposed temporary logistics hubs, which will support the installation of the pipeline. There are six proposed temporary logistics hubs along the replacement pipeline route.

Details about each of the design refinements and logistics hubs can be found within the design refinements consultation brochure.

It’s easy to contribute to this consultation, and we do hope you will. We welcome your views, ideas and opinions. The fastest way to respond is online. Simply click here to submit your response. To download a copy of the consultation response please click here and send via:



Following this consultation, we hope to submit a final route as part of our application for development consent in spring 2019. Details of our final route for submission will be shared on this website before we submit our application for development consent.


We are holding two events during this period. Details of these events are as follows:

Date Time Location Venue Postcode
Tuesday 5th February 1400 – 2000 Farnborough Cody Sports and Social Club, The Fairway, Old Ively Road, Farnborough GU14 0FE
Saturday 9th February 1100 – 1700 Ashford Salvation Army, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford TW15 3JY