Media release - issued 04 Oct 2019

ESSO Southampton to London pipeline - potential impact on Queen Elizabeth Park

ESSO is proposing to replace and upgrade the underground fuel pipeline between Southampton and London. Part of the route runs through Farnborough.

The project is considered a nationally significant infrastructure project, which means that the company must apply to the Planning Inspectorate, rather than Rushmoor Borough Council, for planning consent.

The council's role in this is therefore as a consultee, interested party for planning issues and landowner.

We have submitted initial comments on the proposals and are continuing to negotiate with ESSO over our concerns. This includes the impact on Queen Elizabeth Park, particularly the proposed loss of trees, and what ESSO can do to mitigate these concerns, such as committing to environmental improvements.

The Planning Inspectorate will be holding a preliminary meeting on 9 October, after which it will publish the timetable for a public examination.

More information about the proposals are available on the Southampton to London pipeline project website.

People can also find information, including plans, documents and submitted representations on the Planning Inspectorate's website.

 

 
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