The Secretary of State for Transport issued the Safeguarding Direction for the Chelsea Hackney Line which came into force on 30 June 2008 replacing an original Direction issued in 1991.
The Direction requires local planning authorities to consult with Crossrail regarding planning applications within the limits shown on the safeguarding plans before granting planning approval as they may conflict with the proposed route.
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.
As described above, the Chelsea-Hackney Line is a legally safeguarded route. Transport for London, on behalf of the Department for Transport, is reviewing whether the safeguarded alignment is the most appropriate route. This includes considering whether the scheme should be extended onto the National Rail network. This option is referred to as Crossrail 2.
The Chelsea Hackney Line Safeguarding Direction and associated plans are available to view or download below.
Chelsea Hackney Line Safeguarding Direction - Part 1
Issued 30 June, 2008
Chelsea Hackney Line Safeguarding Direction - Part 2
Issued 30 June, 2008
- Chelsea Hackney Line Safeguarding Directions, schedule, guidance and explanatory notes
NB - these files may take some time to download. If you experience any problems downloading them or if you require only individual sheets please contact the Helpdesk.
The Crossrail Helpdesk will accept enquiries by telephone, but to reduce the possibility of errors you will be asked for a plan if you wish to know about a specific site. The team aims to respond to enquiries within five working days of receipt but it may take longer at busy times.
Telephone enquiries can be directed to the Crossrail Helpdesk on 0345 602 3813. Plans can be faxed to 020 7719 0955. The email address is email@example.com.
Further information about the effect of the safeguarding is also available from the Crossrail Helpdesk.