One bit of good news is that the small depot on Ashford Road at Brett’s Manor Farm entrance has been cancelled. The LRA and many local residents complained about this in the last consultation submission and Esso have taken your comment on board.
The Esso application will now be submitted to central government for DCO permission and it is anticipated that work will be permitted to start around Jan 2021. At this point, timing for the various stages of construction will be calculated, although some flexibility may be necessary. The entire pipeline should be finished within 2 years of that date. The Laleham section is anticipated to take 6 months and this make be all at once or in a couple of sections.
However this build is achieved, there will be times of traffic and noise and ugliness – but it is, at least, finite. Going forward, Esso seem keen to contribute to our community and we will certainly hold them to that.