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Published: 27 October 2022

National Grid Carbon Limited







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that National Grid Carbon Limited (“the Applicant”, also referred to elsewhere as National Grid Ventures) of 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EH intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for a DCO under section 37 of the 2008 Act for the proposed Humber Low Carbon Pipelines project (“the Project”).

The Applicant is part of National Grid plc. It is the competitive division and operates outside National Grid plc’s core regulated businesses to develop energy projects, technologies and partnerships to accelerate the development of clean energy.

Under section 47 of the 2008 Act, the Applicant has a duty to consult the local community in accordance with a Statement of Community Consultation (“SoCC”), which sets out how the Applicant will undertake its consultation. This notice publicises where and when the SoCC can be inspected, in accordance with section 47(6)(a) of the 2008 Act.

Additionally, the Applicant has a duty to publicise the proposed application under section 48 of the 2008 Act in line with Regulation 4 of the 2009 Regulations. In accordance with those provisions, this notice also summarises the main proposals and explains where the consultation documents can be viewed.

Summary of proposed works

The proposed application relates to the construction of new onshore pipeline infrastructure in the Humber region to transport hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide and connect to major industrial emitters and power generators. The pipelines will continue to a landfall point at Easington on the Holderness coast. The onshore carbon dioxide pipeline will then connect to a pumping facility for onward transportation via an offshore pipeline to the Endurance offshore underground storage site.

The Project will also include a number of above ground installations (AGIs) and a tunnel under the River Humber.

The Project comprises onshore pipeline infrastructure works only between Drax Power Station (between Selby in North Yorkshire and Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire) to a landfall point at Easington on the Holderness coast (in the East Riding of Yorkshire up to the Mean Low Water (MLW) mark) (the marine/offshore element is being consented separately to NGV’s project, by another party).

The Project is a nationally significant infrastructure project as defined under sections 14 and 21 of the 2008 Act.

The proposed application would, amongst other things, seek development consent for


  • 1new onshore pipeline infrastructure to transport carbon dioxide from industrial and power sector emitters, including hydrogen production plants as potential ‘anchor’ emitters;
  • 2onshore pipeline infrastructure to transport hydrogen from production plants to end users (aligned with the carbon dioxide pipeline);
  • 3a suitable pumping facility next to or in close vicinity to the Holderness coast;
  • 4above ground installations including Pipeline Inspection Gauges (PIG) traps to ensure pipelines can be cleaned and inspected, multi-junctions and block valves (approximately every 16-18km along the route) to allow sections of the pipeline to be isolated for maintenance and future spurs to be built;
  • 5a landing point at Easington on the Holderness coast for the offshore pipeline transportation system (referred to as a ‘landfall’) where the transportation pipeline infrastructure transitions from the onshore to the marine environment;
  • 6areas of mitigation, restoration and/or reinstatement;
  • 7development comprised in the Project including
    1. construction sites, lay-down areas, working areas and temporary works and structures;
    2. site access, internal site roads, vehicle parking;
    3. landscaping and replacement planting;
    4. foul drainage provision and surface water management systems;
    5. permanent and/or temporary changes to the highway and rights of way network for the Project and other access facilities;
    6. the diversion and/or protection of statutory utilities; and
  • 8operation of the Project;
  • 9the temporary possession and compulsory acquisition of land including rights in or over land required for the purposes of the Project, or land required to facilitate or land that is incidental to the Project;
  • 10the application, modification and/or disapplication of legislation relevant to the Project including inter alia legislation relating to the compulsory acquisition of land; and
  • 11such ancillary, incidental and consequential provisions, permissions or consents as are necessary and/or convenient to allow the Project to be built and operated.

The Project is an Environmental Impact Assessment development (“EIA development”) as defined by the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. This means that the proposed works constitute development for which Environmental Impact Assessment is required. An Environmental Statement will therefore be submitted as part of the proposed application containing information about the environmental effects of the proposed development. The Applicant will be making preliminary environmental information available in the form of a Preliminary Environmental Information Report (“PEIR”) and has prepared a non-technical summary (“NTS”) of this information. These documents form part of the consultation material and will be available for the duration of the statutory consultation, which runs from 31 October to 8.59am on 29 November 2022.

Additionally the Applicant has prepared plans showing the proposed extent of the Project, plans and maps showing the nature and location of the proposed development and other reports and information relating to the Project.

Copies of these materials, including the PEIR non-technical summary and the Statement of Community Consultation, will be available for inspection free of charge on the Applicant’s website: nationalgrid.com/humberpipelines under the tab “Documents” and will be available for the duration of the statutory consultation, which runs from 31 October to 8.59am on 29 November 2022.


How to view the SoCC

The SoCC is available on our project website (nationalgrid.com/humberpipelines) and also at the venues listed in the table below, which are located in the vicinity of the proposed development, for the duration of the statutory consultation. Please note that opening hours are subject to change and so you should confirm the opening times with the venue if planning a visit.

The SOCC will be available to view on the project website and at reference locations from 17 October 2022.

From 31 October, copies of a small number of key materials will also be available at the below reference locations for the duration of the consultation.


Reference locations

Opening hours (correct at the time of publication)

Goole Library

Carlisle Street, Goole DN14 5DS

Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:30am – 7:00pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9:30am 5:00pm; Saturdays: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Hedon Library

31 St Augustine’s Gate, Hedon, Hull HU12 8EX

Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:30am 1:30pm; Tuesdays: 9:30am – 6:30pm;

Thursdays: 9:30am 4:30pm; Saturdays: 9:30am 12:30pm Fridays: Closed

Howden Library and Customer Service Centre

69 Hailgate, Howden DN14 7SX

Mondays: 9:30am – 4:30pm; Wednesdays: 2:00pm 7:00pm; Fridays: 9:30am – 2:30pm; Saturdays: 9:30am – 12:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays: Closed

Snaith Library

27-29 Market Place, Snaith, Goole DN14 9HE

Tuesdays: 2:00pm – 6:00pm; Thursdays: 10:00am 4:00pm; Saturdays: 10:00am 12:00pm

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: Closed

Withernsea Library

Queen Street, Withernsea HU19 2HH

Mondays & Thursdays: 9:30am 4:30pm; Tuesdays: 9:30am – 6:30pm;

Fridays: 9:30am – 1:00pm; Saturdays: 9:30am 12:30pm Wednesdays: Closed

East Riding Mobile Library

Various locations

Please visit East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s library page for schedule details: eastridinglibraries.co.uk/find-a-library/

Hull Central Library

Albion Street, Hull HU1 3TF

Mondays & Tuesdays: 9:30am 5:00pm; Wednesdays: 1:00pm – 7:30pm; Thursdays: 9:30am – 7:30pm;

Fridays: 9:30am – 1:00pm; Saturdays: 10:00am 4:00pm

Barton Library

Baysgarth Community Hub, Baysgarth Park, Brigg Road, Barton upon Humber,

North Lincolnshire DN18 5DT

Mondays & Thursdays: 9:00am 6:00pm;

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:00am 5:00pm; Saturdays: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Brigg Library

The Angel, Market Place, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 8LD

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9:00am – 5:00pm;

Saturdays: 9:00am 12:00pm

Broughton Library

59 High Street, Broughton, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 0JX

Mondays & Saturdays: 9:30am – 12:00pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00pm 5:00pm; Tuesdays & Fridays: Closed

Crowle Library

Crowle Community Hub,

Mondays & Wednesdays; 9:00am 12:00pm and 1:00pm 4:30pm

Reference locations

Opening hours (correct at the time of publication)

52- 54 High Street,

Crowle, North Lincolnshire DN17 4LB

Fridays: 9:00am 12:30pm and 1:00pm 4:30pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays & Saturdays: Closed

Goxhill Library

The Parish Room, Howe Lane, Goxhill, Barrow upon Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19 7HS

Mondays: 3:30pm – 7:00pm; Wednesdays: 2:00pm 5:00pm; Fridays: 3:00pm – 6:00pm; Tuesdays & Saturdays: Closed

Scunthorpe Central Library

Carlton Street, Scunthorpe DN15 6TX

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturdays: 9:00am –1:00pm,

Grimsby Central Library Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HG

Tuesdays to Fridays: 8:30am 5:30pm; Saturdays: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Mondays: Closed

Immingham Library

Pelham Road, Immingham DN40 1QF

Mondays to Fridays: 9:00am 5:00pm; Saturdays: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Selby Library

52 Micklegate, Selby YO8 4EQ

Mondays: 9:30am 7:30pm;

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:30am 5:30pm; Thursdays & Saturdays: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Goole Multi-service Centre

Goole Council Offices, Church Street, Goole DN14 5BG

Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00am 5:00pm; Fridays: 9:00am – 4:30pm;

Saturdays: Closed

North East Lincolnshire Council Municipal Offices

Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HU

Mondays to Fridays: 9:00am 4:00pm; Saturdays: Closed

Selby District Council Civic Centre

Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 9FT

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays; 9:00am 5:00pm Fridays: 9:00am – 4:30pm

West Lindsey District Council Offices

Guildhall, Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough DN21 2NA

Mondays to Fridays: 9:00am 5:00pm; Saturdays: Closed


Copies of the consultation materials will also be available to inspect at the following Consultation Events, which anyone is welcome to attend. Members of the Applicant’s project team will be available at these events to discuss the proposals.


Consultation Event Venue

Date and Time

Easington Community Hall

The Square, Easington, East Yorkshire HU12 0TU

1 November 2022 (2pm-7pm)

Patrington Village Hall

Village Hall, Church Lane HU12 0RJ

2 November 2022 (2pm-7pm)

East Halton Village Hall

East Halton, Immingham DN40 3NL

3 November 2022 (2pm-7pm)

Scawby Village Hall

17 West Street, Scawby, Brigg DN20 9AT

4 November 2022 (2pm-7pm)

Hedon Town Hall

5 November 2022 (10am-3pm)

Consultation Event Venue

Date and Time

36 St Augustine’s Gate, Hedon, Hull HU12 8EX


Paull Village Hall

Main St, Paull, Hull HU12 8AW

7 November 2022 (2pm-7pm)

Drax Sports and Social Club

Main Road, Drax YO8 8PJ

8 November 2022 (2pm-7pm)

Messingham Village Hall

Wendover Close, Messingham, Scunthorpe DN17 3TS

10 November 2022 (2pm-7pm)

Crowle Community Hall

Woodland Ave, Crowle, Scunthorpe DN17 4LL

11 November 2022 (2pm-7pm)

William Stephenson Memorial Hall

Main Street, Althorpe, Lincolnshire DN17 3HT

12 November 2022 (10am-3pm)

Online Event

Register to attend via our website: nationalgrid.com/humberpipelines

16 November 2022 (6pm-7pm)

Online Event

Register to attend via our website: nationalgrid.com/humberpipelines

22 November 2022 (6pm-7pm)


During consultation, copies of the consultation documents, plans, maps, preliminary environmental and additional consultation information relating to the Project may also be obtained by calling the project team on 0800 860 6255 (Mondays to Fridays 09:00am to 5.00pm) or by emailing HumberLowCarbon@nationalgrid.com and may be requested as an electronic or paper copy. Requests for hard copies of the documents will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and a reasonable copying charge will apply (up to a maximum of £500 for the full suite of documents). All document requests will be limited to one per household or organisation. The documents may also be obtained free of charge on digital media, by contacting the project team in the same manner.

Comments on the proposals can be made in the following ways

  • Feedback Form: Complete or download the Feedback Form at the Project website nationalgrid.com/humberpipelines; or it can be completed and left at one of the Consultation Events; or by request from the project team either at events or via phone or email.
  • By email or post: Completed Feedback Forms, and any other comments, can be emailed to HumberLowCarbon@nationalgrid.com or returned by post (no stamp required) to FREEPOST HLCP NATIONAL GRID (please be advised that it is not possible to send registered post to a Freepost address).


Responses must state the grounds of the response or representation, the nature of your interest in the proposed Project, indicating who is making the response or representation and giving an address to which correspondence relating to the response or representation may be sent.

The Applicant will consider and have regard to all responses when developing the proposals for the scheme once the consultation has closed. Responses will be reported in a Consultation Report which will form part of the application.

Personal information that is supplied to the Applicant in response to this consultation will be treated confidentially and processed and handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The information may be disclosed to or shared with the Applicant’s connected companies, agents, contractors and advisors who provide services to the Applicant in connection with the preparation of an application for development consent under the 2008 Act. This will allow the Applicant to fully consider the responses and use them in the preparation of application materials. Upon submission of the Applicant’s application for development consent under the 2008 Act, the Secretary of State may require the Applicant to supply copies of all consultation responses received. If a request is made, the Applicant is under a legal obligation to supply such copies. By submitting a consultation response to the Applicant, a respondent agrees that we may supply a copy of their response to the Secretary of State via the Planning Inspectorate if required to do so. Please see our data privacy notice on the website: nationalgrid.com/humberpipelines.


How to contact us:

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact the project team by:

Email: HumberLowCarbon@nationalgrid.com

Post: Write to us (no stamp required) at FREEPOST HLCP NATIONAL GRID Telephone: 0800 860 6255 (Mondays to Fridays 09:00 – 17:00)

17 October 2022