Between 21 January 2019 and 19 February 2019 we consulted on design refinements along the preferred pipeline route, providing the opportunity for interested people, statutory bodies and organisations to comment.
The consultation has now closed.
We have now released our final route for the replacement pipeline that we will include within our application for development consent in late spring 2019 (subject to our continued compliance with the Planning Act 2008). This route also includes some amendments made following the preferred route and design refinements consultations.
Before we held the third consultation, we had been listening to feedback from our second public consultation and had 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 second consultation we refined the route in some places.
Some of these refinements were simple, such as moving the pipeline route from one side of a landowner’s field to the other. Others were more complex, as they had different impacts on landowners, communities or the environment.
We sought 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 had selected the most appropriate route for the replacement pipeline. The design refinements we were consulting on were:
Now we had a clearer idea of where the pipeline route might go, we also shared 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 that we will include within our application for development consent.
We held two events during this period. Details of these events were as follows:
|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|