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Esso Petroleum Southampton to London Pipeline Public Notice

Published on: 9 Sep, 2018
Updated on: 21 Sep, 2018


ESSO Petroleum Company Ltd – September 6 2018

Notice of publication of statement of community consultation and notice publicising a proposed development consent order for the Southampton to London Pipeline


Notice is hereby given that Esso Petroleum Company, Limited (“Esso”) of Ermyn House, Ermyn Way, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8UX intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy for a Development Consent Order (“DCO”) under section 37 of the 2008 Act to authorise the construction of an underground aviation fuel pipeline, approximately 90 kilometres in length, from Boorley Green in Hampshire to the West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow.

The project commences at Boorley Green in Hampshire, before travelling northeast to Alton pumping station, the route of which passes to the northwest of Bishop’s Waltham and to the southeast of Four Marks in Hampshire. The project then continues northeast, skirting south of Fleet, travelling through Farnborough, crossing into Surrey and skirting Frimley, before continuing through Chobham and crossing beneath the M3 and M25 motorways as well as the River Thames. The project then continues through Ashford in Surrey and terminates at the West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow.

Under section 42 and section 47 of the 2008 Act, Esso has a duty to consult the local community and has produced a Statement of Community Consultation which sets out how Esso will undertake its community consultation. Additionally, Esso has a duty to publicise the proposed application under section 48 of the 2008 Act and in line with Regulation 4 of the 2009 Regulations. This notice therefore outlines the main details of the application and where a copy of the consultation documents can be viewed.

One copy of each of the consultation documents (except the Preliminary Environmental Information Report) can be obtained free of charge by contacting the project team using the contact details below. A hard copy of the Preliminary Report can be found on Esso’s project website at and at the locations marked with an asterix.

Proposed Works

The proposed DCO will, amongst other things, authorise:

  • the construction of a new pipeline, approximately 30cm in internal diameter and approximately 90km in length, between Boorley Green in Hampshire and the West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow;
  • the creation of temporary compounds for construction works and storage purposes;
  • the creation of a temporary construction area extending throughout the length of the pipeline route;
  • the creation of permanent and temporary accesses from the public highway;
  • the temporary stopping up or diversion of certain streets, public rights of way and public footpaths crossing the pipeline route; and
  • other associated development and construction activities.the construction of all above ground infrastructure, including pigging stations, valve pits, pipeline marking and cathodic protection cabinets;

The proposed DCO will also seek to authorise the permanent acquisition of land and rights in land, and the temporary possession of land required for the construction and maintenance of the project.

The proposed project is an Environmental Impact Assessment development (“EIA development”), as defined by the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. An Environmental Statement will therefore be submitted as part of the proposed application, which will contain information about the environmental effects of the proposed project. Preliminary environmental information can be found in the consultation brochure and Preliminary Environmental Information Report, which forms part of the consultation materials.

Copies of the Statement of Community Consultation will be placed at the local information locations listed below, in accordance with section 47(6) of the 2008 Act. Copies of the consultation brochure (including a Non-Technical Summary of the Preliminary Environmental Information), a leaflet summarising the main elements of the project and a map book will also be made available at the information locations listed below.

From Thursday 6 September 2018 to Friday 19 October 2018, you can view and download free of charge all of the consultation documents, including the full Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) can be provided, but this will incur a charge of £20 per copy for printing and delivery – digital copies can be provided free of charge.

How to respond

We welcome responses from the start of the consultation on Thursday 6 September 2018 until no later than 11.45pm on Friday 19 October 2018.

Comments on the proposals can be submitted in the following ways:

Online: The preferred and most efficient way to respond is via the online portal, accessed via the project website at

By email: Consultation responses can be emailed to

By post: Feedback Forms and any other consultation responses can be posted to FREEPOST SLP PROJECT

A copy of the response form is available online and can be requested by telephoning 07925 068 905 and we will post one to you.

Esso requests that responses state the grounds of any representation, the nature of your interest in the proposed project, who is making the representation, and an address to which any correspondence relating to the representation may be sent. Esso and its third party project partners will store and process your data in full compliance with our legal obligations for the purposes of the application, development and operation of the proposed Southampton to London Pipeline. Further details about how your data will be used can be found on the website (, or by contacting us by email (info@slpproject. or telephone (07925 068 905).

If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact the project team by:


Telephone: 07925 068 905

Information point locations

Addlestone Library – Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, KT15 2AF*

Alton Library – Vicarage Hill, Alton, GU34 1HT*

Alton Community Centre – Amery Street, Alton, GU34 1HN*

Ashford Library – Church Road, Ashford, TW15 2XB*

Ashford Community Centre – The Centre, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, TW15 3NJ*

Bishops Waltham Library – Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, Southampton, SO32 1EE

Chertsey Library – Guildford Street, Chertsey, KT16 9BE*

Farnborough Library – Pinehurst Roundabout, Farnborough, GU14 7JZ*

Frimley Green Library – Beech Road, Frimley Green, Camberley, GU16 6LQ*

Guildford Library – 77 North Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4AL*

Lightwater Library – 83A Guildford Road, Lightwater, GU18 5SB*

Shepperton Library – High Street, Shepperton, TW17 9AU*

Staines Library – Friends Walk, Staines, TW18 4PG*

Staines Community Centre – Thames Street, Staines-upon- Thames, TW18 4EA*

Stanwell Library – Hadrian Way, Stanwell, Staines, TW19 7HF*

Weybridge Library – Church Street, Weybridge, KT13 8DE*

Weybridge Centre for the Community – Churchfield House, Churchfield Road, Weybridge, KT13 8DB*

County councils

Greater London Authority – City Hall, More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AA

Hampshire County Council – The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ

South Downs National Park – South Downs Centre, North St, Midhurst, GU29 9DH

Surrey County Council – County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN

District and Borough council offices

East Hampshire – Penns Pl, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Eastleigh – Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN

Hart – Harlington Way, Fleet, GU51 4AE*

Hounslow – Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN

Runnymede – Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, KT15 2AH

Rushmoor – Council Offices, Farnborough Rd, Farnborough, GU14 7JU

Spelthorne – Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB

Surrey Heath – Surrey Heath House, Knoll Rd, Camberley, GU15 3HD

Winchester – City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ

Parish and town councils offices

Alton Town Council – Town Hall, Market Square, Alton, GU34 1HD

Bentley Parish Council – Bentley Memorial Hall, Alton Road, Bentley, GU10 5NB

Binsted Parish Council – Binsted Sports Pavilion, The Street, Binsted, GU34 4PB

Bishop’s Waltham Parish Council – Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1ED

Botley Parish Council – The Botley Centre, High Street, Botley, SO30 2ES

Bramdean and Hinton Ampner Parish Council – Bramdean Village Hall, Wood Lane, Southampton, S024 0JN

Chawton Parish Council – Village Hall, Winchester Road, Chawton, GU34 1SB

Chobham Parish Council Chobham Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AJ

Church Crookham Parish Council – Community Centre, Boyce Road, Church Crookham, GU52 8AQ

Crondall Parish Council – Church Rooms, Croft Lane, Crondall, GU10 5QF

Durley Parish Council – Durley Memorial Hall, Southampton, SO32 2ER

East Tisted Parish Council – Village Hall, Gosport Road, East Tisted, GU34 3QW

Ewshot Parish Council – Village Hall, Tadpole Lane, Ewshot, GU10 5BX

Exton Parish Council – Village Hall, Oakham Road, Oakham, LE15 8AP

Farringdon Parish Council – Farringdon Village Hall, Church Road, Upper Farringdon, GU34 3EG

Fleet Town Council – 236 Fleet Rd, Fleet, GU51 4BY

Four Marks Parish Council Four Marks Village Hall, Lymington Bottom, Four Marks, GU34 5AA

Froyle Parish Council – Village Hall, Ryebridge Lane, Lower Froyle, GU34 4LG

Hedge End Town Council – 2000 Centre, St. Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF

Kilmeston Parish Council – Village Hall, Kilmeston, SO24 0NW

Newton Valence Parish Council – Village Hall, Newton Lane, Newton Valence, GU34 3RQ

Ropley and West Tisted Parish Councils – Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley, Alresford, SO24 0DU

Upham Parish Council – Mortimers Lane, Lower Upham, Southampton, SO32 1HF

Warnford Parish Council – Village Hall, Southampton, SO32 3LB

West End Parish Council – The Parish Centre, Chapel Road, West End, SO30 3FE

Windlesham Parish Council – Council Offices, The Avenue, Lightwater, GU18 5RG

Worldham Parish Council – East Worldham Village Hall, East Worldham, GU34 3AN


Notice first published on Thursday 6 September 2018.


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Responses to Esso Petroleum Southampton to London Pipeline Public Notice

  1. John Hawthorne Reply

    September 8, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I am not in favour of expanding our dependence on oil.

    We should probably not be allowing this.

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