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.
In addition to the information available on this website, we delivered a programme of consultation exhibitions:
|1400-2000||Byfleet||St Mary's Centre for the Community, Stream Close, Byfleet, Surrey||KT14 7LZ|
|1400-2000||Alton||Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton, Hampshire||GU34 1HN|
|1400-2000||Ashford||Ashford Community Centre, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middlesex||TW15 3NJ|
|1400-2000||Chobham||Chobham Village Hall, Station Road, Chobham||GU24 8AQ|
|1100-1700||Wrecclesham||The Wrecclesham Community Centre, Greenfield Road, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey||GU9 8TJ|
|1400-2000||Addlestone and Chertsey||Chertsey Hall, Heriot Road, Chertsey, Surrey||KT16 9DR|
|1400-2000||Frimley||Lakeside Country Club, The Lakeside Complex, Wharf Road, Frimley Green, Surrey||GU16 6PT|
|1400-2000||Ropley||Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarge Lane, Ropley, Alresford||SO24 0DU|
|1300-1900||Worplesdon||Worplesdon Memorial Hall, Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey||GU3 3RF|
|1400-2000||Church Crookham||Church Crookham Baptist Church, 64 Basingbourne Road, Fleet,||GU52 6TH|
|1400-2000||Bishop’s Waltham||Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton||SO32 1ED|
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.