The Southampton to London Pipeline project submitted its application for development consent on 14 May 2019 and it was formally accepted by the Planning Inspectorate on 11 June 2019.

Now that our application has been accepted, it has been published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website and the application will move onto the pre-examination stage which will last approximately three months. During this time, an Examining Authority is appointed, and the public is able to register with the Planning Inspectorate to become an Interested Party by making a Relevant Representation. For more information visit our application page.

The reports, drawings and plans that make up the application for development consent have been organised into seven volumes as listed in the table below. The table includes links to each document on the Planning Inspectorate’s website and will take you to an external page. We will monitor these links, but documents may be updated or moved without our knowledge.

Please note, we received Section 51 advice from the Planning Inspectorate following the acceptance of our application, which required us to make updates to some of our application documents. We submitted updated versions of the following documents to the Planning Inspectorate on 21 June 2019:

  • Navigation Document
  • Land Plans 1 of 4
  • Land Plans 2 of 4
  • Land Plans 3 of 4
  • Land Plans 4 of 4
  • Works Plans 1 of 3
  • Works Plans 2 of 3
  • Works Plans 3 of 3
  • Special Category Land Plans 1 of 3
  • Statement of Reasons
  • Book of Reference
  • Consultation Report
  • Consultation Report Appendix 5 – Preferred Route Consultation

Volume 1 – Application Form

Submission Date Document
14 May 2019 Cover Letter
14 May 2019 Application Form
14 May 2019 Copies of Newspaper Notices
14 May 2019 Electronic Application Index
21 Jun 2019 Navigation Document
14 May 2019 Self-completed Section 55 Checklist
14 May 2019 Glossary

Volume 3 – Development Consent Order (DCO)

Submission Date Document
14 May 2019 Draft Development Consent Order
14 May 2019 Explanatory Memorandum
14 May 2019 Validation Report for Draft Development Consent Order

Volume 4 – Compulsory Acquisition Information

Submission Date Document
21 Jun 2019 Statement of Reasons
14 May 2019 Funding Statement
24 Aug 2019 Book of Reference

Volume 6 – Environmental Statement

Submission Date Document
14 May 2019 Non-Technical Summary
14 May 2019 Acronyms
14 May 2019 Chapter 1 Introduction
14 May 2019 Chapter 2 Regulatory and Policy Context
14 May 2019 Chapter 3 Project Description
14 May 2019 Chapter 4 Design Evolution
14 May 2019 Chapter 5 Consultation and Scoping
14 May 2019 Chapter 6 Overview of Assessment Process
14 May 2019 Chapter 7 Biodiversity
14 May 2019 Chapter 8 Water
14 May 2019 Chapter 9 Historic Environment
14 May 2019 Chapter 10 Landscape and Visual
14 May 2019 Chapter 11 Soils and Geology
14 May 2019 Chapter 12 Land Use
14 May 2019 Chapter 13 People and Communities
14 May 2019 Chapter 14 Major Accidents
14 May 2019 Chapter 15 Cumulative Effects
14 May 2019 Chapter 16 Environmental Management and Mitigation
14 May 2019 Chapter 17 Summary of Significant Residual Effects
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 1 Introduction
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 3 Project Description
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 4 Design Evolution
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 7 Biodiversity
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 8 Water
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 9 Historic Environment
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 10 Landscape and Visual
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 11 Soils and Geology
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 12 Land Use
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 13 People and Communities
14 May 2019 Figures Chapter 15 Cumulative Effects
14 May 2019 Appendix 1.1 Environmental Statement Content and Linkages
14 May 2019 Appendix 1.2 Index of Photographs
14 May 2019 Appendix 1.3 Compliance of the ES with Schedule 4 of the EIA Regulations
14 May 2019 Appendix 1.4 List of Author Qualifications
14 May 2019 Appendix 2.1 Environmental Legislation and Policy
14 May 2019 Appendix 2.2 Regional and Local Planning Policy
14 May 2019 Appendix 3.1 Table of Trenchless Crossings
14 May 2019 Appendix 3.2 Proposed Construction Schedule
14 May 2019 Appendix 4.1 Pipeline Route Corridor Options
14 May 2019 Appendix 5.1 Scoping Opinion Response
14 May 2019 Appendix 5.2 Responses to the Scoping Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.1 Habitats and Botany Factual Report (1 of 2)
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.1 Habitats and Botany Factual Report (2 of 2)
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.2 Hedgerow Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.3 Ancient Woodland Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.4 Invasive Non-Native Plant Species Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.5 Aquatic Ecology Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.6 Badger Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.7 Bat Factual Report (1 of 3)
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.7 Bat Factual Report (2 of 3)
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.7 Bat Factual Report (3 of 3)
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.8 Bird Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.9 Dormouse Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.10 Great Crested Newt Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.11 Reptile Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.12 Riparian Mammals Factual Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.13 Draft Badger Licence Application
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.14 Draft Dormouse EPS Licence Application
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.15 Draft Great Crested Newt EPS Licence Application (1 of 2)
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.15 Draft Great Crested Newt EPS Licence Application (2 of 2)
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.15 Annex A Sections C3.3 C3.5 C4.4 E2.3 E2.4 E2.5 for all Ponds and Receptors
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.16 Draft Rare Reptiles EPS Licence Application
14 May 2019 Appendix 7.17 Protected and Controlled Species Legislation Compliance Report
14 May 2019 Appendix 8.1 Groundwater Baseline
14 May 2019 Appendix 8.2 Detailed Trenchless and Targeted Open Cut Assessment
14 May 2019 Appendix 8.3 Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems
14 May 2019 Appendix 8.4 Groundwater Abstraction Assessment
14 May 2019 Appendix 8.5 Potential Effects on Groundwater
14 May 2019 Appendix 8.6 Water Framework Directive Compliance Assessment
14 May 2019 Appendix 9.1 Historic Environment Desk based Survey
14 May 2019 Appendix 9.2 Geophysical Survey (1 of 2)
14 May 2019 Appendix 9.2 Geophysical Survey (2 of 2)
14 May 2019 Appendix 9.3 Historic Environment Gazetteer
14 May 2019 Appendix 9.4 Potential Effects on the Historic Environment
14 May 2019 Appendix 9.5 Archaeological Mitigation Strategy
14 May 2019 Appendix 10.1 Representative Viewpoints
14 May 2019 Appendix 10.2 Schedule of Notable Trees
14 May 2019 Appendix 10.3 Visual Impact Schedules
14 May 2019 Appendix 11.1 Soils and Geology Supporting Information
14 May 2019 Appendix 12.1 Land Use Baseline Conditions
14 May 2019 Appendix 13.1 Traffic and Transport Technical Note
14 May 2019 Appendix 13.2 Air Quality Technical Note
14 May 2019 Appendix 13.3 Noise and Vibration Technical Note
14 May 2019 Appendix 13.4 Human Health Technical Note
14 May 2019 Appendix 13.5 Statement of Statutory Nuisance
14 May 2019 Appendix 14.1 Material Safety Data Sheets
14 May 2019 Appendix 15.1 Long List of Other Developments
14 May 2019 Appendix 15.2 Intra-Project Cumulative Effects Assessment
14 May 2019 Appendix 15.3 Inter-Project Cumulative Effects Assessment
14 May 2019 Appendix 16.1 Code of Construction Practice
14 May 2019 Appendix 16.2 Outline Construction Environmental Management Plan
14 May 2019 Habitats Regulations Assessment (1 of 2)
14 May 2019 Habitats Regulations Assessment (2 of 2)

Volume 7 – Other Documents

Submission Date Document
14 May 2019 Planning Statement
14 May 2019 Draft Statements of Common Ground
14 May 2019 Flood Risk Assessment
14 May 2019 Transport Assessment

A ‘Navigation Document’, summarising the structure of the structure of the application and explaining what the documents are can also be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website here.

Now that our application has been accepted, the process is managed by the Planning Inspectorate and so we would encourage you to sign up on the Planning Inspectorate’s website for further updates on the project.