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Thanet Parkway Station (Local Growth Fund)


Approval status


Fully approved

Delivery status


Construction in progress

Expected completion date

Spring 2023

The project will deliver a new railway station, which 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 railway station 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 delivery of the project is also being supported through Getting Building Fund grant investment totalling £11,999,000. Further information on this investment can be found here.

Funding Approval

The project was considered by Accountability Board on 14th February 2020 and the decision was made to approve the award of £14m LGF funding to this project, subject to the following funding conditions being met:

  • provision of written confirmation from the Kent County Council S151 officer that all funding has been secured to enable delivery of the project; and
  • provision of written confirmation from Kent County Council that planning permission for the project has been granted.

The determination of the planning application was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, planning permission was granted in September 2020.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought £579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.

Find out more here
Funding value: £14,000,000
Total Project cost: £34,512,731
Return to Capital Investment