In spring 2018, 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.
Following an in-depth analysis of the work done to date, as well as your feedback, we have decided to take corridors G and J to the next stage. When the two selected options are combined they form the single preferred corridor.
The interactive map below shows the six corridors that we asked for your opinion on during the consultation and highlights the two preferred corridors (one to the north and one to the south), as well as those we will not be progressing.
This interactive map allows you to see where the existing pipeline is located, the corridor options being consulted on and information about the area, such as environmental information.
You can use the search box to find a specific postcode or an area you’re interested in, such as a town or village. Please include a space in the middle of your postcode.
To add the different things to the map, click the three white-lined icon in the top left corner of the map. Select a ‘layer’ title from the drop-down list and it will appear on the interactive map. You can select up to 10 layers at any one time. To de-select a layer, click on the three white-lined icon and select the layer you want to remove.
Please note: data was collected for areas within 10 miles of the pipeline corridor options. Beyond this point, data will not appear.
To identify an area, click on the map and a call out box with a description of that area should appear on the right-hand side of the screen. To remove that screen simply click on the ‘i’ icon.
You can zoom in and out of the interactive map using the plus and minus icons on the right-hand side of the screen.
You can also enter ‘full screen mode’ by clicking on the arrow on the right-hand side of the screen.
To move around the map, hold down the left-hand button on your mouse and drag the map. You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the map.
For more information on the corridors, please see Chapter 9 of the Consultation Brochure.
Typically, installation of the pipeline itself should take around one to two months in a location; in complex areas, it might take longer. We will need to install the pipeline on private land, but it will not pass under any existing homes.
Once a single pipeline corridor is chosen we will develop our plans for the pipeline route in detail. At the second consultation, we will be able to give more details about the route and the proposed installation in your area.
The installation of the replacement pipeline would follow good industry practice through established techniques.