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Bakerloo Line Extension (BLE) safeguarding

On 1 March 2021 the Secretary of State for Transport gave safeguarding directions (Directions) for the Bakerloo Line Extension (BLE).

Safeguarding is a formal process done by the Department for Transport to protect land above and below ground from conflicting future development.

Read the directions and the associated guidance

If you are making a planning application within or close to the zone which is shown on the map below, please check whether your property falls within the safeguarded zone by checking TfL’s interactive map.

Please ensure that you are aware of the requirements by checking the more detailed information on the TfL website.

The map shows the Bakerloo Line Extension safeguarded zone which follows a route which runs from Lambeth North to Elephant and Castle station, along the Old Kent Road through the locations of the two new stations on the Old Kent Road which are proposed to be called Burgess Park and Old Kent Road station, on to New Cross Gate Station and also covering the Hatcham Works site to the left of the station, on to Lewisham Station ending at Wearside Service depot.