Decision details

TF: A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for the A641 Bradford-Brighouse-Huddersfield Corridor scheme to proceed through Decision Point 2 (Strategic Outline Case) and work commence on Activity 3 (Outline Business Case).


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

(a)       That the A641 Bradford Huddersfield Corridor project proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

(b)       That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £75.54 million to be funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund is given, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs). The total project cost is estimated to be up to £95.1 million.

(c)      That additional development costs of £1.335 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total project approval to £2.129 million. 

(d)       That the Combined Authority enter into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £2.129 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

(e)       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: Caroline Coy

Publication date: 25/06/2020

Date of decision: 25/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 25/06/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Effective from: 03/07/2020