Decision details

Castleford Growth Corridor

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for the Castleford Growth Corridor 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 Castleford Growth Corridor scheme proceeds through (decision point 3 and work commences on activity 4 (FBC).

(b)       That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £6.858 million to be funded from 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 (FBC with finalised costs). The total project value is £7.079 million.

(c)     That development costs of £1.639 million are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (FBC with finalised costs), of which £660,000 is to fund the business case development costs, with £979,000 to fund forecast land acquisition costs. This takes the total approval to £1.839 million.

(d)       That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £1.839 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: Andrew Norman

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Date of decision: 10/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/10/2019 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Effective from: 18/10/2019