Decision details

A61 North

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 4 (Full Business Case) and work commence on Activity 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs).


Resolved:  In respect of A61 North -

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

(i)     That the A61(North) scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £4.41 million be given from the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)   That development costs of £117,607 be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 taking the total scheme approval to £923,062 and approval of £892,141 for construction work undertaken at risk on package three, the Moortown Corner junction element, taking the total scheme approval to £1,815,203.

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a variation of the existing LPTIP Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £1,815,203 from the LPTIP fund.

(v)    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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

Report author: Andrew Norman

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