Section D runs through both rural and urban areas with a significant proportion passing through land owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). There are a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and European designated wildlife sites. We will mitigate potential impacts on these designated sites by, for example, routing (where appropriate) along an existing track and taking into account factors such as bird nesting seasons. This section spans Hart District Council and Rushmoor Borough Council.

Preferred route description

Section D is around 9km long and starts at Dippenhall Street, where there are two sub-options at Oak Park Golf Course to enable us to carry out further engineering and environmental assessments.

The section then crosses the A287 before entering MoD land at Ewshot Lane. It runs alongside Naishes Lane to Quetta Park and onto Fleet Business Park, where there are another two sub-options. Both options deviate from the existing pipeline to avoid crossing Fleet Business Park.

Both sub-options cross the B3013, re-joining by a development site, through which there are two crossing options, before re-entering MoD land.

From this point, the section crosses the northern part of Tweseldown Racecourse, Ewshot, and the Bourley and Long Valley SSSI, followed by a trenchless crossing of the Basingstoke Canal and A323.

It then passes along the northern boundary of Eelmoor Marsh SSSI before leaving the MoD land. The section crosses Cody Technology Park and the western section of Southwood Golf Course and finishes just after the trenchless crossing of the A327. Wey and the Alton to Waterloo railway line into Alton Pumping Station.

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

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.

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