Decision details

Corn Exchange Gateway

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 3 (Outline Business Case) and work commence on Activity 4 (Full Business Case).


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

(i)         That the Corn Exchange Gateway project proceeds through decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(ii)        That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £24.7 million is given, with £18.6 million to be funded through the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and £6.1 million 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 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £25.6 million.

(iii)       That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 4 and 5 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 outlined in the report.

Report author: Lisa Childs

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