In 2018 there were plans for a train station to accompany a major housing development in the area
The government has cut the funding needed to create the station that would have served more than 3,500 new homes off New Road between Rainham and Dagenham Dock.
The Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham has described the revelation as a “complete betrayal” to the people who are buying homes in the area.
Jon Cruddas said he is taking up the issue with the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, and has started a petition calling on the government to deliver the station.
“The planning approvals for the new housing were underpinned by the promise of a station and this decision now brings the whole development into contention,” said Cruddas.
“It’s no good for this Tory Government to talk about building lots of new homes in London and then pull the plug on the infrastructure that those new families will depend upon.
“This also raises questions in my mind about the other so-called promises about a new health centre and schools.”
If you would like to add your name to the petition, you can do so online here.
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