Permission given for new station work

The chosen design for Kenilworth Railway Station.
The chosen design for Kenilworth Railway Station.

Another round of approval has been granted for demolition and construction work to start on the new railway station site off Priory Road.

Members of Warwickshire’s Regulatory Committee this week agreed on proposed access, layout and appearance for the new station, meaning demolition work can now go ahead as planned.

Their decision follows Warwickshire County Council taking possession of the site earlier this month.

Cllr Peter Butlin said: “I’m delighted that the committee has agreed this application, which gives us the green light to proceed with demolition and construction work.”

Outline planning permission for the scheme, including two platforms, a footbridge with lift access, the station building, car park and bus stand, was approved in May and work is due to begin on construction this summer.

The station was closed to passengers in 1965, and the original station building demolished some years later.

Cllr John Whitehouse (Ken Abbey) said: “This will not just be a rail station; we hope it will be a town centre destination, encouraging tourists and customers into Kenilworth.”