Decision details

*Re-published: call-in no longer applies* A1(M) Junction 47 and Harrogate Rail Line Funding

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


After consideration of a report and updated report of the Corporate Director Business and Environmental Services and after consultation with Executive Members, the Chief Executive Officer agreed that:

i) The proposed funding arrangements for the A1(M) junction 47 improvement are approved. It was noted that if additional funding from the LEP is not approved the gap will be funded from CPE and the Major Scheme Development fund as explained in paragraph 5.8 of the report.

ii) The proposed funding arrangements for Harrogate Rail Line are approved.

Reasons for the decision:

*PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in committee management system that we use.*

Decision taken by Richard Flinton, Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members.

The two schemes were considered together as both were on the same corridor and would provide improved east west connectivity.

The rail line scheme provides extra capacity and train frequency whilst the junction improvement scheme delivers additional capacity to help improve the current performance of this key junction and to facilitate future growth. Both schemes are key elements of the County Council’s Strategic Transport Prospectus addressing east west connectivity issue.

The funding proposals comply with the permitted uses set out in relevant legislation.

Publication date: 28/04/2021

Date of decision: 29/04/2020