Railway Stations: Future Development of Sites

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th January 2002.

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Photo of Lord Rogers of Riverside Lord Rogers of Riverside Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

(a) which railway stations within Greater London, owned by Railtrack or any of the companies formerly constituting Railtrack, and (b) which adjoining or neighbouring sites or air-rights, are available for future development; and

(a) which railway stations in the metropolitan counties of England (outside Greater London), owned by Railtrack or any of the companies formerly constituting Railtrack, and (b) which adjoining or neighbouring sites or air-rights, are available for future development.

Photo of Lord Falconer of Thoroton Lord Falconer of Thoroton Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Housing & Planning)

The Government do not hold such information. Major stations are owned and operated by Railtrack plc. It is in the company's commercial interest to encourage development. The Government's planning policies support development that promotes a high quality urban environment.

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