Decision details

TCF: Preparing for TRU at Huddersfield and opening up employment sites

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).


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


(i)          That the Huddersfield Stations Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case).


(ii)         That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £28 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case plus finalised costs). Total project costs are £42 million (£28 million TCF, £10 million WY+TF and £4 million from Kirklees Council’s Kirklees Town Centre Capital fund).


(iii)       That development costs of £0.1 million are approved, to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total approval to £0.916 million.


(iv)       That the Combined Authority issue an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £0.916 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.


(v)        That future approvals are made in accordance with the approval pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report, which will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.


Report author: Fiona Limb

Publication date: 12/11/2020

Date of decision: 10/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Effective from: 20/11/2020