Feedback needed on plans to replace pipeline under the Humber
|January 9, 2013||Filled under Business, Consultation, Debate, Paull|
NATIONAL GRID is urging local residents to give their views on plans to replace an existing natural gas pipeline under the River Humber before the deadline of 21st January 2013.
National Grid launched the first round of consultation in December 2012. They asked local people for their views on the plans and on a number of possible routes across the Humber and the potential construction techniques. Over 100 local residents attended a series of events held in December at East Halton, Goxhill and an event in Paull. The feedback received will help inform the development of the plans and there will be further consultation in the future.
Robert Earl, senior engineer at National Grid said: “We were delighted that so many people took the time to visit our exhibition and view our proposals online. The feedback we have received so far has been positive and will help inform the decision over which route the replacement pipeline will take across the Humber. We would urge all who are interested in the project to give us their views before 21 January, either by post to our freepost address or online via our email address.
“The most suitable option would be to construct a new pipeline beneath the River Humber, by tunnel or excavated trench. This would follow a similar route to the existing pipeline between existing installations at Paull, on the north bank of the Humber and Goxhill, on the south bank.”
Information about the project and the consultation, including how people can give their views, can be found on the project website or by calling the freephone number on: 0800 988 9144.
Feedback can be submitted by post to: Freepost National Grid R H Pipeline Project or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org