There is a clear process for developing proposals for the replacement pipeline. The project team values the important contribution that national and local stakeholders can make to the development process. And we expect to engage stakeholders during each stage of the project.

In summer 2018, we will announce a preferred pipeline corridor. Then a route within this corridor will be designed and we will meet with organisations, communities and landowners during this design process. The proposed pipeline route will then be presented at the second consultation which we hope to launch in autumn 2018.

We will continue investigative works during this consultation period to gather further information to help us make a final decision and streamline future development work.