National Grid – Consultation on replacement pipeline across the Humber
|December 12, 2012||Filled under Business, Consultation, Debate, Paull|
A VILLAGE PUB car park in Paull was turned into the base for the local launch of a major public consultation on Saturday 8th December 2012.
National Grid set up a mobile consultation unit on the Crown Inn car park and invited local people to find out about the energy delivery company’s proposals to replace a natural gas pipeline which will straddle the River Humber.
The company has opened up public discussion on its project proposals. The existing pipeline is safe but erosion on the riverbed has led to parts of the pipeline becoming exposed, so it is due to be replaced.
National Grid has suggested four possible routes for the new pipeline to take, and two potential construction techniques for the pipeline under the river; one that involves digging a trench and the other constructing a tunnel.
The consultation on Saturday was the first step in a whole series of public discussions that will take place during the next few years. Pipeline construction, based on the preferred route and trench or tunnel method, is not likely to take place until 2017 – 2021.
Stephanie van Rosse, media relations manager with the National Grid, emphasised at the event that it is still “very early days”, but the company is keen to tap into the local knowledge in the area to help it assess the best options available and to listen carefully to any concerns and worries about the project.
Information about the Humber Pipeline Replacement Project can be found on the National Grid website and through the following channels:
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Freephone for consultation information only at 0800 988 9144 (lines open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)
- Write to FREEPOST, National Grid, R H Pipeline Project