New Bermondsey (Surrey Canel Road) railway station

Request ID: FOI-1568-1718
Date published: 18 October 2017

You asked

I would like to know if New Bermondsey (Surrey Canel Road) railway station is actually going to be built once major development surrounding the station has been constructed. Passengers haven't been consulted about the plans for the New Bermondsey area. The Barking Riverside area has heavily had public consultations more than this area. Why haven't the New Bermondsey redevelopment plans been suggested for an public consultation. We (public) haven't heard any kind of plans for the area since 2014/2015.

We answered

TfL Ref: 1568-1718

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21 September 2017 asking for information about the New Bermondsey Overground station plans.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require. You asked: I would like to know if New Bermondsey (Surrey Canal Road) railway station is actually going to be built once major development surrounding the station has been constructed. Passengers haven't been consulted about the plans for the New Bermondsey area. The Barking Riverside area has heavily had public consultations more than this area. Why haven't the New Bermondsey redevelopment plans been suggested for an public consultation. We (public) haven't heard any kind of plans for the area since 2014/2015.

Planning permission for the development of the area round New Bermondsey (Surrey Canal Road) station was granted subject to conditions and a legal (Section 106) agreement which requires, among other things, the developer of this site to pay the station construction costs on commencement of their development. This permission was granted in 2012 to Renewal although as the permission runs with the land, the scheme could be implemented by another party who would still be required to comply with the conditions and legal obligations attached to the permission.

TfL is not able to confirm when the station will be built as this will depend upon when the developer commences work on the site and thus triggers the payment obligation. However we would expect the delivery of the station to take a similar period as construction of the first phase of the development and thus the station would be complete in time to serve the first occupiers of the scheme.

Please contact the London Borough of Lewisham regarding details on consultation on proposals for the area:
https://www.lewisham.gov.uk. They are the relevant local planning authority. We already have powers to build the station subject to the approval by the Council of certain specific details. It would be for the Council to decide if and how they consulted on these. However applications would not be made until the developer funding for the station was confirmed.

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Yours sincerely

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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