Railway Stations: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Conservative, Milton Keynes South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contribution the New Stations Fund has made towards increasing the housing supply.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The New Station Fund has already delivered two new stations at Pye Corner in Wales and Newcourt in Devon. Three more new stations will be delivered as part of the fund at Ilkeston in Derbyshire, Lea Bridge in London and Kenilworth in Warwickshire. All of these new stations will be a catalyst for new housing as they make transport easier between communities and employment. Specifically the stations at:

  • Newcourt will serve thousands of new dwellings (originally estimated as 3,500) as part of the Masterplan for the area;
  • Ilkeston will support plans for significant house building around the town;
  • Lea Bridge is within one of Waltham Forest’s key regeneration areas. The Council tell us that a significant number of housing sites are coming forward near the station and the population is forecast to increase.

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