Woking countryside to be spared oil pipe

THE countryside across the south and east of Woking borough is to be spared the disruption of being dug up for the construction of a new aviation fuel pipeline.

Esso has decided not to pursue using a route from Sutton Green to West Byfleet and Byfleet when it replaces its supply line from Fawley oil refinery to the West London Oil Terminal.

This direction, outlined as a 200m-wide corridor known as Options M and Q, caused particular alarm in Pyrford, where two conservation areas, several listed buildings and ancient woodland would be affected.

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