- Capital Investment - Kent & Medway, More than £2m, LGF1, LGF3
Approved (subject to conditions)
Design in progress
Expected completion date
Project to deliver a new railway station. Thanet Parkway Station will be located approximately 2 miles west of Ramsgate on the Ashford International to Ramsgate line, south of the Manston Airport site and just to the west of the village of Cliffsend.
Thanet Parkway will increase rail connectivity between East Kent, London and the wider Kent area by providing access to mainline and high speed services.
The project will provide access to more employment opportunities for local residents. It will also improve investment opportunities at Discovery Park Enterprise Zone and surrounding business parks in Thanet.
The station is designed to be unstaffed with two platforms and a variety of facilities, including ticket vending machines and passenger help and information points providing remote assistance.
Road access is currently proposed from the A299 Hengist Way with additional pedestrian and cycle access via Cliffsend village. A 300 space car park is included within the proposal, along with a forecourt with bus stops, drop-off and pick-up zones, a dedicated taxi area, electric car charging points and an area for cycle storage.
The project was considered by Accountability Board on 12th April 2019 and the decision was made to approve the award of £14m LGF funding to this project, subject to the following funding conditions being met:
- Following completion of the GRIP stage 4 process in June 2019, Kent County Council to provide confirmation that:
- the total cost estimate for the project does not exceed £27.65m, as indicated in the project Business Case; and
- that all funding has been secured to enable delivery of the project.
If these conditions are not met, it is expected that the project will be revisited by the Accountability Board on 13th September 2019.
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£570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought nearly £600m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock and over the lifetime of the Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes.
The deal and brings new responsibilities and flexibilities and is set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East over the five years.