Work to start on new station car park at Eaglescliffe after plans given go-ahead
The green light has been given for a new car park of up to 100 spaces at Eaglescliffe Railway Station.
A planning application for the car park, with 10 electric vehicle charging stations, was today approved by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's planning committee.
The car park in Durham Lane Industrial Park will serve Eaglescliffe Railway Station users, and the scheme will include extending Cleasby Way to open up access.
Last year the Council purchased a 26-hectacre site at the Industrial Park to help protect and develop a key employment site in the Borough - and part of the land purchased will be used as the new station car park.
The car park complements the TVCA and Network Rail project to improve Eaglescliffe Station.
Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: "Eaglescliffe is an important stop on the Tees Valley Line and connects with major stations such as York, Darlington and London King's Cross.
"I'm sure the improved transport links to Eaglescliffe Station will be welcomed by both rail travellers, residents and businesses alike.
"By providing improved sustainable access to the Industrial Park and railway station on the western side for people living there, we hope it will also reduce the need to access the station from the often busy Yarm Road.
"Eaglescliffe is already home to huge firms and employers like Tata Consumer Products (Tetley Tea) and Nifco, and with the investment at both Durham Lane and the railway station we're now in a really strong position to attract more businesses to the area."
The scheme will be delivered in two phases, with work due to start as soon as possible on the access road from Cleasby Way (Phase 1), with construction of the car park itself starting early next year (Phase 2). The aim is to open the car park in autumn 2023 once development of the footbridge by Network Rail is complete.