SOS refuses previously approved rail freight interchange for South East

The secretary of state has agreed with his inspector in a recovered appeal and refused a strategic rail freight interchange in south-east London for harm to the green belt, the character and appearance of the area and adverse effects on existing/future passenger rail services not outweighed by the benefits of the scheme. This was a complete reversal of a similar proposal at the same site approved by the SOS in 2007. The current proposal included a rail freight intermodal facility, warehousing, new accesses, associated parking and a new river crossing.

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