The Southampton to London Pipeline project

The Southampton to London Pipeline Project, being run by Esso, seeks to replace an existing aviation fuel pipeline between the Fawley Refinery near Southampton, to the West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow.

The original 102km pipeline was installed in 1972, and 90km is now being replaced as a single Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, part of which runs through Runnymede. More details of the scheme, including the project timeframe, can be found on the applicant's website.


An application is expected to be submitted in Spring 2019 to the Planning Inspectorate to prepare a report, including a recommendation for the relevant Secretary of State to make a decision on whether to grant or refuse development consent. More information on the Development Consent Order process can be found on the Planning Inspectorate website along with details of individual projects and their progress including the Southampton to London pipeline .


LIVE CONSULTATION until 19 February 2019

Following a period of consultation Esso has outlined its preferred route which it believes will not be under any existing homes. Esso are now holding a third consultation on the design refinements to the scheme until 19 February 2019.
During this period Esso will be holding two events
The Council has a copy of the information booklet at its reception in the Civic Centre, Addlestone, Station Road which members of the public can view during normal office hours.

Consultation documents and details on how to respond can be found on the applicant's website.

History of project
The Council, in carrying out its statutory duty as a Local Planning Authority, has responded to a consultation on the Statement of Community Consultation, and an Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report as required by the Town and Country Planning Act 2008 and The Infrastructure Planning (EIA) Regulations 2017.   The responses can be found by clicking the relevant link below, then clicking 'Documents' (below 'Other information available to view for this application'), and then 'Decision Notice'. 

RU.19/0133 - Statutory Consultation under the Planning Act 2008 on Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) for the Southampton to London Pipeline Project

RU.18/1175  - (Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report)

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