Next steps

We held our first, non-statutory stage of consultation on our early proposals from 26 January 2022 to 11 March 2022. This consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation and came along to one of our eight in-person and two online events. We’re currently considering all the feedback we’ve received, alongside further technical and environmental work, as we work to develop a more detailed design for the pipeline network.

We will present this more detailed design, alongside our preliminary environmental work, at our second, statutory consultation this autumn, during which people will have another opportunity to provide feedback.

In the meantime, click here to view our proposals in more detail. Click here to find out more about our current proposals.

Current project timeline

March 2022:

Non-statutory consultation closes. Feedback considered and detailed design being developed.

September 2022:

Statutory consultation launches

Spring 2023:

Development Consent Order (DCO) submission

Summer / Autumn 2024:

Secretary of State decision

2025 - 2027:

Construction takes place

2027:

Commissioning phase before pipeline becomes operational

Please note that this is an indicative timeline and could be subject to change.

The project

The HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline is essential to unlocking the benefits and ambitions of HyNet North West.

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Our current proposals

We are currently at an early stage in our work. So far, we have developed a broad route corridor within which the pipeline could be routed. We have also identified search areas for where our Hydrogen Above Ground Installations (HAGIs) could potentially be located.

We held our first, non-statutory stage of consultation on these early proposals from 26 January 2022 to 11 March 2022. This consultation has now closed.

We're currently considering all the feedback we've received, alongside further technical and environmental work, as we work to develop a more detailed design for the pipeline network.

View our current proposals

Interactive map

Interactive map

This map shows an overview of our current proposals. So far, we have identified a broad route corridor, within which our underground pipeline could be routed. We have also identified search areas within which our Hydrogen Above Ground Installations (HAGIs) could be located.

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