Decision details

York City Centre Access Improvements

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for the scheme to proceed through Decision Point 2 (Strategic Outline Case) and work commence on Activity 3 (Outline Business Case with Finalised Costs).


Resolved:  That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

(i)         That the York City Centre Access Improvements scheme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the total project value of £8.1 million is given from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)       That development costs of £355,000 be approved in order to progress the scheme to activity 3 (outline business case).

(iv)       That the Combined Authority enters into a Funding Agreement with City of York Council for expenditure of up to £355,000 from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

(v)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 4 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances set out in the report.



Report author: Andrew Norman

Publication date: 06/02/2020

Date of decision: 06/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Effective from: 14/02/2020