Land disposal cases - condition 17 of Network Rail's licence


Condition 17 of Network Rail's network licence safeguards against the inappropriate disposal of land assets.

It is important that land in which Network Rail has an interest and which may be important to the continuing operation and future development of the network, and services relating to railways, is not disposed of against the public interest.

We have adopted land disposal procedures for consultation and decision making with a view to making the process efficient, effective and transparent.

See our land disposal page for details of our policy.

Land disposal casework 2022 to 2024

Commencement of two month notice periodNetwork Rail-owned propertyLink to notice
25 April 2024Harpenden Station

Harpenden consultation report

Harpenden evaluation form

Harpenden plans

25 March 2024Surbiton station, Greater LondonNotice
2 February 2024Redhill Station, SurreyNotice
26 January 20241 & 2 Park Lane, Station Approach, KnebworthNotice
10 October 202361-65 Holbron Viaduct, London EC1ANotice
18 August 2023Stanton-by-Dale, Ilkeston, DerbyshireNotice
9 January 2023Rossington, Doncaster: former Rossington Colliery branch-lineNotice
18 August 2022York:  land forming part of station car park and land off Queen StNotice
28 January 2022Surbiton Station car park, Surbiton -Withdrawn by Network Rail, 24 March 2022  Consultation report
Evaluation form
11 March 2022Jarrow branch line, Tyne and WearNotice
7 January 2022Cambois, Blyth, Northumberland Notice

Land disposal casework 2021

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Commencement of two month notice period Network Rail-owned property Link to notice
1 October 2021 Hythe station, Colchester, Essex  land disposal Notice
15 September 2021 Purley Station, Whytecliffe Road South, Croydon Notice
8 September 2021 Land located South of Bishop’s Stortford station, Hertfordshire Notice
6 August 2021 Forth Goods Yard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3PG Notice
22 July 2021 Overline House, Crawley Station, West Sussex Notice
7 July 2021

Old station buildings and forecourt, Redcar, North Yorkshire

19 February 2021 Lostock Works Site, Lostock Gralam, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7DF Notice
9 February 2021 Commercial estate premises, St Erth, Cornwall TR27 6JW Notice
7 January 2021 Land adjacent to Blackheath Station Notice


Land disposal casework 2020

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Commencement of two month notice period Network Rail-owned property Link to notice
27 July 2020

Gloucester Road, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire

23 June 2020 Coal Road, Auchinleck, Scotland Notice  
17 June 2020 site of former Forres station, Moray Notice
28 May 2020 Former station house, Pitmedden, Dyce, Aberdeenshire Notice 
4 May 2020 Potters Bar station car park, Hertfordshire Notice
23 April 2020 Wakefield Westgate station, West Yorkshire Notice
14 April 2020 Castle Hill, Dudley Notice 
8 April 2020 Cambridge station, Cambridge Notice
6 April 2020 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Notice
30 January 2020 Henley-on-Thames Notice

Land disposal casework 2019

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Commencement of two month notice period Network Rail-owned property Link to notice
11 November 2019 Victoria sidings, Norwich Notice
11 November 2019 Station Surface Car Park, Cardiff Central Station - Triangle Notice
11 November 2019 Old Signal Box and Embankment Land, Cardiff Central Station Notice
3 October 2019 Andover Station Yard Notice
19 July 2019 Station Yard,Twickenham station, London Notice
31 May 2019 Brownieside Road, Plains, Airdrie Notice
23 May 2019 Lammerlaws road, Burntisland, Fife-withdrawn by Network Rail 22 July 2019 Consultation report
Evaluation form
23 May 2019 Land at Beith Street, Dalry, North Ayrshire Notice
15 May 2019 Core Valley Lines, South Wales Notice
13 May 2019 Cornwall Farmers depot, Truro Notice
9 May 2019 Abbey Wood Station, London Notice
29 March 2019 Coventry Station, West Midlands Notice
15 March 2019 Ardrossan South Beach station, North Ayrshire Notice
14 March 2019 120 - 130 Main Street, Airdrie Notice
21 February 2019 Guildford Station, Surrey Notice
12 March 2019 Island line network, stations & LMD, Isle of Wight Notice
25 February 2019 Riverside Car Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire Notice
9 January 2019 Hecks Wood, Eskdaleside, North Yorks and Wilton International, Middlesbrough Notice
Appendix 4
Appendix 6 
8 January 2019 The Banana Yard, Wolverhampton Notice

Land disposal casework 2018

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Commencement of two month notice period Network Rail-owned property Link to notice
18 December 2018 Pulborough Station, West Sussex Notice
6 December 2018 Leeman Yard off Water End, York Notice
16 November 2018 Newbury Station, Market Street, Berkshire Notice
31 October 2018 Brownedge Road, Preston Notice
30 October 2018 Whitchurch Railway Station, Shropshire Notice
24 October 2018 New Allen Street, Miles Platting, Manchester Notice
4 September 2018 Thames House, Southwark Notice
4 September 2018 Manchester Arena, Victoria Station Notice
22 August 2018 Heaton Down Yard, Newcastle Notice
21 August 2018 Transport Avenue, Brentford, London Notice
20 August 2018 Northolt Park, Middlesex Notice
16 August 2018 Red Bank former carriage sidings, Manchester Notice
26 July 2018 Watlington Road, Oxford Notice
12 July 2018 Newington Causeway, London Notice
21 June 2018 Gloucester Great Western Yard Road, Gloucestershire Notice
10 May 2018 Beeston goods yard, Notts Notice
24 April 2018 Gorton Street, Salford, Greater Manchester Notice
20 April 2018 Hudson’s Place, Victoria, London Notice
29 March 2018 Pall Mall, Liverpool Notice
18 January 2018 Glazebrook, Greater Manchester- withdrawn by Network Rail 13 March 2018 Consultation report
Evaluation form

Land disposal casework 2017

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Commencement of two month notice period Network Rail-owned property Link to notice
9 November 2017 Paddington Station, London Notice
30 October 2017 Belle Vue Sidings, Doncaster Road, Wakefield Notice
24 October 2017 Former Warsop Oil Depot, Nottinghamshire Notice
23 October 2017 Lichfield, Staffordshire Notice
29 June 2017 St Helens, Merseyside (Resubmitted application) Notice
27 April 2017 West Croydon station, London Notice
12 April 2017 St Helens Central station, St Helens, Merseyside - Withdrawn by Network Rail on 9 June 2017 and resubmitted on 29 June 2017. Consultation report
Evaluation report
22 March 2017 Didcot Parkway, Oxfordshire Notice  
15 March 2017 Queen’s Road, Stockton Notice
26 January 2017

Waterloo Sidings, Leeds

9 January 2017 Haywards Heath Station, West Sussex Notice

Land disposal casework 2016

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Commencement of two month notice periodNetwork Rail-owned propertyLink to notice
14 December 2016Hampton Court Station, SurreyNotice
6 December 2016Sinfin Branch Line, DerbyNotice
20 October 2016Bishop's Stortford , HertfordshireNotice
18 October 2016Waterloo, Leake StreetNotice
5 October 2016Basingstoke station, HampshireNotice
12 September 2016Leeman Road, YorkNotice
Condition compliance letter
8 August 2016Redhill Sidings, SurreyNotice
14 July 2016Bradford Forster Square Station, West YorkshireNotice
16 June 2016Guild Street, AberdeenNotice
16 June 2016Swansea Station, SwanseaNotice
14 June 2016Stratford Station, London Notice
23 May 2016Llandeilo Station, WalesNotice
6 May 2016Bromsgrove Station, WorcestershireNotice
31 March 2016Chesterton sidings, CambridgeshireNotice
Modification to Chesterton notice
2 March 2016Blackfriars Station, LondonNotice
26 February 2016Obridge Yard, TauntonNotice
Annex A  pdf icon PDF, 5,017 Kb
18 February 2016Muirton Yard, PerthNotice
28 January 2016Queens Road, NottinghamNotice
11 January 2016Kingswood station, SurreyNotice

For earlier land disposal decisions please visit the National Archives.