Decision details

Superfast Broadband West Yorkshire and York - Contract 3

Decision Maker: Director of Corporate Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for the scheme to progress through Decision Point 5.


To approve that:


·       The Superfast West Yorkshire and York Contract 3 scheme proceeds through decision point 5 of the Combined Authority’s assurance process and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

·       Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £7.646 million (which will be funded by £6.898 million capital funds from DEFRA and £748,000 revenue contribution) is given.


Reasons for the decision:

To enable delivery of the scheme which will lead to improved digital infrastructure in the rural parts of West Yorkshire where there are no plans for commercial broadband intervention in the near future.

The scheme will deliver superfast broadband connectivity (of at least 30 Megabits per second) to 1,723 businesses in rural areas within the West Yorkshire geography.


Publication date: 05/08/2020

Date of decision: 31/07/2020

Effective from: 14/08/2020

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