The first consultation is now closed

Since the existing pipeline was built in the late 1960s, Hampshire and Surrey have changed dramatically. The South Downs National Park and many other protected sites have been established alongside the existing pipeline. Communities, new homes and businesses have been created and roads such as the M25 have been opened. This means that in some areas we can’t simply install the replacement pipeline alongside the existing one.

We consulted on six corridors – three to the south of Esso’s Alton Pumping Station and three to the north of the Alton Pumping Station.

As part of our 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.

To publicise the consultation and the series of local exhibitions, we contacted over 26,000 properties within and immediately around the corridors, wrote to stakeholders and landowners, took out advertising in key local publications, shared a press release with local editors to encourage news coverage, sent posters and materials to local information points and engaged with local authorities. The project was also featured on BBC TV and local radio news programmes.

Preferred corridor announcement downloads

Exhibitions

In addition to the information available on this website, we delivered a programme of consultation exhibitions:

Date Time Location Venue Postcode
Tuesday
27th March
1400-2000 Byfleet St Mary's Centre for the Community, Stream Close, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7LZ
Thursday
29th March
1400-2000 Alton Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1HN
Tuesday
3rd April
1400-2000 Ashford Ashford Community Centre, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3NJ
Friday
6th April
1400-2000 Chobham Chobham Village Hall, Station Road, Chobham GU24 8AQ
Saturday
7th April
1100-1700 Wrecclesham The Wrecclesham Community Centre, Greenfield Road, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8TJ
Monday
9th April
1400-2000 Addlestone and Chertsey Chertsey Hall, Heriot Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9DR
Tuesday
10th April
1400-2000 Frimley Lakeside Country Club, The Lakeside Complex, Wharf Road, Frimley Green, Surrey GU16 6PT
Wednesday
11th April
1400-2000 Ropley Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarge Lane, Ropley, Alresford SO24 0DU
Thursday
12th April
1300-1900 Worplesdon Worplesdon Memorial Hall, Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3RF
Wednesday
18th April
1400-2000 Church Crookham Church Crookham Baptist Church, 64 Basingbourne Road, Fleet, GU52 6TH
Friday
20th April
1400-2000 Bishop’s Waltham Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton SO32 1ED

Next steps

An independent consultation expert reviewed and analysed the responses and produced a report on the views shared by respondents, highlighting any issues and concerns. This report, along with other information, has helped inform and validate our selection on a preferred pipeline corridor.

We published our responses to the issues raised in the consultation within the Decision Information Sheet – see above.