Update – 28 March 2023

At our second, statutory consultation for Cadent’s HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline project, which completed in November 2022, we presented:

  • Preliminary order limits
  • Pipeline route options and an indicative pipeline centre line
  • Hydrogen Above Ground Installation (HAGI) and Block Valve Installation (BVI) locations / options

We are currently carrying out work to finalise the design of the Project based on the good level of feedback we received during public consultation, as well as further technical, environmental and engineering work.

This work has identified points along the pipeline route where we are proposing to make changes, which we believe can help to improve the overall design of the Project.

We plan to present and encourage people’s feedback on these proposed changes during a further stage of consultation later this year. It is likely that this will be focused on specific locations where we are looking to make changes to the original route we consulted on in Autumn 2022.

This additional consultation means we are rescheduling our Development Consent Order submission date. Previously we were aiming to submit our application in Spring 2023. This is now likely to be Autumn 2023.

Once we have submitted our application, the Planning Inspectorate will examine our proposals and prepare a report for the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, who will make the final decision on our application. We expect this decision in late 2024.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions. You can contact the community relations team by emailing info@hynethydrogenpipeline.co.uk or calling 0800 860 6261.

Interactive map (under review)

Interactive map

This map shows an overview of the proposals we presented at our second, statutory consultation – the area where our pipeline will be routed and temporary construction areas located, as well as potential Hydrogen Above Ground Installation (HAGI) and Block Valve Installation (BVI) locations.

See map