Section A is largely rural and runs through agricultural land. Most of this section is within the South Downs National Park. It spans Eastleigh Borough and Winchester City Councils.

Preferred route description

Section A is around 19km long and starts north of the B3354 and Maddoxford Lane and east of Boorley Green, where there are two sub-options designed to take account of ongoing development in the area.

The section then crosses the B2177 between Bishop’s Waltham and Upham, where it enters the South Downs National Park. The route diverts away from the existing pipeline to avoid the chalk grassland and established vegetation areas at Stephen’s Castle Down.

There are then another two sub-options just east of Joan’s Acre Wood. The western sub-option passes Joan’s Acre Wood, with options to route through or around the Hinton Ampner National Trust property.

The sub-options meet, passing the village of Bramdean before this section ends just after a trenchless crossing of the A272.

For more information about the sub-options please view our Consultation Brochure.

More details of what installation techniques will be used can be found here.

To submit your feedback to the consultation, please click here.

Watch our Section A – Boorley Green to Bramdean video