Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
What is the current actual pattern of contact?
That is a major shared care Order.
Are you willing to give up most of the school holidays with her to ensure a move?
How long will the train journey take?
So the journey in total takes four hours?
That is not something that would be possible for a child on alternate weekends.
In addition simply offering to pay her train fare would not be seen as reasonable by the court.
If you wish to make this move then you are going to have to be more realistic in your proposals when you apply to the court to vary the existing order.
Every half term plus half of all other holidays is a minimum - plus weekend contact when your ex is able to get up to visit.
You shoudl expect to bear the majority of the costs of travel both in time and money - and also offer regular Skype Contact.
At 8 your daughter is too young to fully understand the implications of such a move so her wishes whilst relevant will not be decisive.
You will need to try and discuss this with your ex using Family Mediation - if that fails then you will need to apply to the court using a C100 and paying the fee of £215.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details