Plans for railway station at Cranbrook

Devon County Council agree to submit a detailed planning application for a railway station at Cranbrook.

DEVON County Council has agreed for a detailed planning application to be submitted for a railway station at Cranbrook.

The Cabinet agreed to submit the application for the estimated �4.5 million plans for the station today, which have been developed over the past two years by DCC.

The proposals include a single platform, however, there will be the potential to reinstate a second track and platform.

The layout also features an access road, a car park with more than 100 spaces, bus and taxi facilities and bicycle parking.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “I’m delighted that today we can start to move forward with the planning for the railway station at the new community of Cranbrook. “We need to get on with the detailed planning application.

“This is part of our sustainable transport approach to the major developments to the East of Exeter, alongside the Redhayes cycle bridge which was lifted into place over the motorway last month.”

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He added: “From the very start of planning the Cranbrook new community 15 years ago it was clear that a new railway station should be a fundamental part of the concept.”

DCC has been working with Network Rail and South West Trains, who anticipate that all services on the line will call at Cranbrook.

The station will serve all of the surrounding developments such as Skypark and Exeter Science Park, as well as Cranbrook.

The earliest construction could begin would be Spring 2012.