A new footbridge and 84 new cycle spaces are coming to Stanford station as part of a refurbishment.

An application to redevelop the existing station on London Road was submitted to Thurrock Council and debated on Thursday, February 8 in a Planning Committee meeting where it was approved.

The proposals include the demolition of the existing station building and footbridge and  the creation of  a modern integrated transport interchange with step free access from the street, waiting rooms, toilets, shops, customer information boards, wider platform with covered waiting areas on the London-bound side and new footbridge and lifts.

Outside the station there will be space for transport connections,  including three bus spaces, two taxi spaces with a shelter, two drop-off and pick-up spaces for cars, 84 secure cycle parking spaces and safe walking areas for pedestrians.

Leader of the Council,  Rob Gledhill said: "This development will be a key driver for further regeneration in Stanford le Hope to improve the appearance of the station, provide a high quality gateway to Stanford le Hope and encourage the use of sustainable transport and reduce dependency on the private car.

"Landscaping will be provided to help integrate the development into the landscape and to protect the privacy and amenity of nearby residents.”