Esso values its long-term relationships with people who have our existing pipelines on their land.
We have a land agent team, led by the specialist company Fisher German LLP. As the project develops, the Fisher German team will contact some landowners to arrange access to private land for surveys. Ultimately, if the Development Consent Order is granted, we will seek agreements with the relevant landowners for the installation and operation of the replacement pipeline. We will need to install the pipeline on private land, but it will not pass under any existing homes.
As part of the application process, there is a legal requirement to identify who owns or has an interest in the land. To make sure the information is as accurate as possible, the Fisher German team has written to landowners within the corridors and on the initial working route proposed ‘order limits’ of the project (which includes the initial working route and other land that may be required for the installation phase).
Fisher German is the first point of contact for landowners.
We will typically be present in any area of the route for two to three months during installation, but this will depend on installation techniques and local features. We will also maintain construction compounds in certain areas throughout the construction phase. More details will be shared in autumn 2018.
Our proposals are still at an early stage. However, in most areas we will look at open-cut trenches or directional drilling. More information on installation will be available in autumn 2018 as part of the second consultation.