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Padeswood Spur Pipeline


The Proposed Development would connect to the HyNet Carbon Dioxide Pipeline, a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project focused on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and subject to a Development Consent Order (DCO). The HyNet Carbon Dioxide Pipeline DCO application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in October 2022, and was granted consent from the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero in March 2024. The objectives of HyNet are to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industry and to support economic growth in North Wales and the North West of England.

Padeswood Spur Pipeline

The Padeswood Carbon Dioxide Spur Pipeline Proposed Development would connect the Heidelberg Materials (formerly known as Hanson) cement works at Padeswood (Flintshire) with the HyNet Carbon Dioxide Pipeline at Northop Hall (Flintshire) AGI.

The Proposed Development would include:

  • Padeswood Above Ground Installation (AGI). The AGI will allow for the safe and efficient operation of the pipeline, as well as routine inspections and maintenance. The AGI would be approximately 55m x 40m in size and located within the Heidelberg Materials facility. For more information about Above Ground Installations (AGI), please click here.
  • A buried pipeline, which would be approximately 10km in length. The pipeline would transport carbon dioxide from the Padeswood AGI to the similar AGI at Northop Hall.
  • Additional equipment at Northop Hall AGI.
  • Temporary construction compounds.

The diagram shows a broad red line area, which covers the pipeline working corridor proposed for construction (this will be firmed up as part of the planning submission).

Project stage

Work is currently commencing to engage with landowners potentially impacted by the Padeswood Carbon Dioxide Spur Pipeline Proposed Development

By April 2024, a study of the pipeline route options will have been carried out, with factors including environment, land use, planning, engineering and affected stakeholders taken into consideration to select a preferred route. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will also be carried out to understand the likely effects that the proposals would have on the environment.

To gain consent to build the Proposed Development, Liverpool Bay CCS Limited (the Applicant) will prepare a planning application, which will be submitted under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to Flintshire County Council in January 2025.

The Padeswood Carbon Dioxide Spur Pipeline Proposed Development is currently in its pre-planning application phase, where Liverpool Bay CCS is engaging with local stakeholders and compiling the information needed for the planning application. Ahead of the submission of the planning application a statutory pre-application consultation will be carried out, which will include:

  • Making project plans and information available to view
  • Notifying the correct consultees of the consultation
  • Providing a 28-day consultation period
  • Reporting how the pre-application consultation was undertaken and how people’s views were considered in a ‘Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) Report’ submitted as part of the application.

Proposed timeline

Landowner engagement

October 2023 to September 2024

Statutory pre-application consultation

Late 2024

Planning application submitted (Determination period - January to December 2025)

January 2025 to December 2025


May 2026 to March 2028

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