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Our current consultation

Our recent consultation on the first part of HyNet, the carbon capture pipeline, has now ended and feedback is being reviewed. You are still welcome to use this page to find out more information.
We recently ran our first consultation (June – July 2021) on the first stage of the HyNet North West project, which is a pipeline to transport captured carbon dioxide from industry across the region, out to Liverpool Bay where it is safely stored in depleted gas fields. This consultation has now ended and feedback is being reviewed, but you are still able to use this page to find out more about this part of the scheme. 

Watch our short explainer animation on this process, known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), below:

We held this initial consultation to introduce HyNet and to listen to your views on our project ambitions. We also started to develop our plans for one of the first elements of the project: the pipeline which will take CO2 emissions from existing industries to be stored in existing depleted gas reservoirs in Liverpool Bay. 

The new pipeline will transport CO2 produced and captured from existing industrial premises in the Ince and Stanlow area. From here it will run south west through Cheshire and into Flintshire, connecting into the existing pipeline at a location near Flint. 

As part of our consultation, we have set out an overview of the pipeline proposals, including different route options for the new CO2 pipeline to follow. We identified potential routes through a staged approach of research and studies. 

You can find out more about these routes and variations that we presented, as well as the approach we took to identifying these options, in our consultation brochure. The brochure also includes more information on construction of the pipeline, environmental studies and the next steps for the project. You can find our consultation brochure here:

Read our consultation brochureDarllenwch ein llyfryn ymgynghori
Find out about the planning process for the CO₂ pipelineDysgwch fwy am y broses gynllunio ar gyfer y biblinell CO₂

Do you have a comment or question about the location of the carbon pipeline route? You can use the map below to add your feedback at the specific location it is relevant to. Although our consultation period has ended, hearing your thoughts is important to us as we move forward – we want to deliver a project that has the feedback and insight of local communities fully in mind.

Have your say on our feedback map

Watch our recent consultation webinar