Please note: Descriptions below are relevant only to the previous consultation held in autumn 2018, and do not form part of the current design refinements consultation material. It is included here for reference.


Section C was largely rural with long stretches passing through agricultural land. It spanned the East Hampshire and Hart District Councils.

Preferred route description

Section C was around 15km long and started at the boundary of the South Downs National Park after the B3006 crossing. It deviated slightly from the existing pipeline route to avoid local businesses.

It ran east of Alton, skirting around Worldham Golf Course before a trenchless crossing of the River Wey and the Alton to Waterloo railway line into Alton Pumping Station.

From Alton Pumping Station, a trenchless crossing passed under the A31 and ran to the south east of Upper and Lower Froyle, avoiding Locks Grove and Lee Wood Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). The section ended at Dippenhall Street.

There were no sub-options within Section C of the preferred route.