Decision details

Transforming Access to Brighouse and Elland Railway Stations

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 progress through Activity 2 (Strategic Outline Case).


Resolved:  In respect of Transforming Access to Brighouse and Elland Railway Stations -

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

(i)     That the Transforming Cycling and Walking Access in Brighouse and Elland Railways Stations package project proceeds through ?decision point 2? (strategic outline case) and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case) for the Brighouse Cycling and Walking Improvement Scheme and activity 4 (full business case) for the Elland Station Access scheme.

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £7.40 million, £5.42 million which will be funded from the Transforming Cities Fund and £1.98 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (Elland station and access package) 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).

(iii)   That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) 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 package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Report author: Fiona Limb

Publication date: 07/09/2020

Date of decision: 04/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Effective from: 15/09/2020