Between 2018-2019 we consulted on the corridor options, design refinements and preferred route for the pipeline. We also consulted on reducing the number and size of the logistics hubs for the project. The feedback we gathered enabled us to select the most appropriate route for the replacement pipeline in accordance with the project’s guiding principles.

Click on the headings below to find out about each consultation:

Between 19 March and 30 April 2018 we consulted on a number of replacement pipeline corridor options. This initial consultation helped us to select the preferred corridor for the replacement pipeline. A number of corridor options were presented, with corridors being typically around 200 metres wide. Options G and J were selected and, when combined, formed the preferred corridor.

As part of this first consultation, we held 11 public exhibitions near the proposed pipeline corridors, where we met with more than 1,900 residents and interested members of the public. More than 14,000 people visited our project website. We listened and incorporated early feedback into our current proposals.

All of our Spring 2018 consultation downloads can be found in our Document library here.

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.

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.

When had a clearer idea of where the pipeline route might go, we shared the details of our proposed temporary logistics hubs, which will support the installation of the pipeline. There six were proposed temporary logistics hubs along the replacement pipeline route that we included within our application for development consent.

Between 6 September and 19 October 2018, we held our second public consultation, this time on the preferred route for the replacement pipeline. A route is typically in the region of 20 – 30 metres wide for the installation period.

The route included details of the provisional order limits of the project, including the temporary working areas required for the installation of the replacement pipeline. We also sought views on a number of different sub-options along the route, and the feedback received helped us to select the sub-options to progress.

To aid the design of the route and assess the installation and environmental impact, the preferred route was divided into eight separate sections (A to H). Please click here detailed descriptions about each section presented during the preferred route consultation.

Between 5 November and 13 December 2019 we consulted on reducing the number and size of the temporary logistics hubs for the project.

Our application included permission for the construction and use of up to six temporary logistics hubs. This was to make sure we had enough space to store the steel pipe and other materials we need to install the pipeline.

The project has determined that it is best to have one temporary logistics hub between Boorley Green and Alton and one temporary logistics hub between Alton and West London Terminal. In addition, the project proposes to convert the temporary logistics hub on MoD land at Deepcut Bridge Road, Frimley Green into a construction compound.