Chart Leacon compulsory purchase
Network Rail is seeking to compulsorily purchase land to provide stabling space for Southeastern trains being displaced by Thameslink trains running from Cambridge to Maidstone East via London Bridge.
The land is on the site of the former Chart Leacon maintenance depot (Ashford), and NR says attempts to acquire it by agreement from its owners have failed.
The existing facilities on the site are said to be unsuitable for modern operating and safety requirements.
Network Rail has applied to Ashford Borough Council for planning permission to demolish the existing structures at Chart Leacon and replace them with a new facility.