Case study

Beaulieu Park Station

Mayer Brown was appointed by Countryside Zest a joint venture between Countryside Properties and London & Quadrant  to advise in relation to the planned new railway station.

Transport Planning
Infrastructure Design
Environmental Assessment

Details

Project

The railway station formed part of the overall transport package related to the future growth of NE Chelmsford, which involves over 3500 Residential Units, a new Business Park, Highways Improvements valued over £20 million and a new High Speed Bus Service.

Challenge

When Mayer Brown met initially with representatives of the Rail Industry, their view was the proposed Station did not meet with the key criteria for a new station. Namely that it was Economically Viable, Technically Viable and could work operationally.

Mayer Brown undertook various studies in terms of track-work and signalling design, timetabling and prepared a Business Plan to demonstrate to the Department for Transport, Network Rail and the Train Operating Company that the Station met with the Rail Industry Criteria and entered into a SOCG with the Rail Industry for the purpose of the Core Strategy of the Chelmsford City Council Local Plan.

Result

This new station in North East Chelmsford has received outline planning permission, together with the overall development. Mayer Brown currently sits on a steering group with representatives of our client Countryside Zest, Essex County Council, Chelmsford City Council and Network Rail charged with implementing the new station.

For further information please contact imitchell@mayerbrown.co.uk.


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