What is a design refinement?

To address feedback from the preferred route consultation we have refined the route in some places. Some of these refinements are simple, such as moving the pipeline route from one size of a landowner’s field to the other. Others are more complex, as they have different impacts on landowners, communities or the environment. We are seeking the views of landowners, statutory consultees and communities on these more complex design refinements to make sure that, on balance, we have selected the most appropriate route for the replacement pipeline in these areas.

What is a logistics hub?

Logistics hubs are areas used to store materials and equipment, and to provide staff facilities at a number of key locations. For details of the design refinements and logistics hubs, please view our consultation brochure here.

How to use the map

This interactive map allows you to see where the existing pipeline is located, the corridor options that were consulted on, the initial working route, the preferred route that we consulted on which included sub-options, the design refinements that we are currently consulting on, and information about the area, such as environmental features.

Please note, the map does not indicate which sub-options have been selected, so click here for details about the sub-option selection. Once we have received and reviewed feedback from this consultation we will update the interactive map to show the full length of the route that we intend to take to application.

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.


Adding information

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.

Identifying features and areas

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.

Changing the view

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.

Moving around the map

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.