A new Safeguarding Direction was issued by the Secretary of State for Transport on 14 October 2009, covering a possible future route from Abbey Wood to Gravesend and Hoo Junction, replacing an original Direction issued on February 24, 2005.
The existence of the Safeguarding Direction will be declared by the local planning authority in response to searches of the local Land Charges register. If the search shows you are within a safeguarded zone, please contact the Safeguarding Team for further details.
The Abbey Wood to Gravesend and Hoo Junction Safeguarding Direction and associated plans are available to view or download below.
The Crossrail Act provides for a railway terminating at Abbey Wood in the South-East. This does not preclude a later extension further East into Kent, and land has been safeguarded to prepare for this eventuality.