We have been following a clear process to develop our proposals for the replacement pipeline:
It is important to note that the preferred route may be subject to change following the preferred route consultation and prior to submitting our formal application for permission to install the replacement pipeline.
The permission is called a Development Consent Order (often referred to as a ‘DCO’). Approval for this would be a decision for the Secretary of State of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. If we are granted consent, the earliest that we would look to start installation of the replacement pipeline is 2021.
For those who may be affected by the preferred route, our land agent team, Fisher German LLP will be in touch to provide project updates and key information as the project progresses.