Decision details

City Connect – Cross Church Street

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for the City Connect – Cross Church Street 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:

(a)       That the City Connect Cross Church scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case plus costs).

(b)      That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.291 million (which will 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 value is £2.09 million.

(c)      That additional development costs of £115,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), taking the total project approval to £180,000.

(d)       That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £180,000 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 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: Chris Moses

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