Haxby Station – Update and Next Steps
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: An update on the progress of the Haxby Station project. This to include:
• results of the public consultation undertaken earlier in 2022;
• acceptance of additional £1.1m grant from government;
• advise on the application to the Levelling Up Fund regarding enhanced sustainable transport access to the station;
• advise on the next stages, including further commissioning of Network Rail; and seeking planning consent for construction (in principle) including procurement.
Decision due date for Executive changed from 15/09/2022 to 06/10/2022. Reason: To allow for sufficient time for full financial implications to be considered.
(i) That the additional £1.1m funding allocated to the project from government be noted.
(ii) That the results of the public consultation undertaken earlier in 2022 be noted.
(iii) That the recent application to Round 2 of the government’s Levelling Up Fund be noted.
(iv) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Executive Member for Transport, to submit a planning application for the anticipated future construction of the new station.
(v) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Executive Member for Transport and the Director of Governance (or his delegated Officers), to:
a) Undertake such steps as are necessary to commission Network Rail, as the council’s delivery partners, to progress the next stage of development (GRIP 4 & 5 stages), up to the point of delivery, noting that a further report will be brought to Executive to report on the actual build costs and to seek approval to proceed with construction.
b) Carry out a procurement to engage a consultant to undertake the required design services to deliver all Highways aspects of the project which are outside the station site and to take such steps as are necessary to award and enter into the resulting contract.
c) Carry out a procurement to engage a construction contractor to undertake the required construction works to deliver all Highways aspects of the project which are outside the station site, noting that a further report will be brought to Executive to report on the actual build costs and to seek approval to proceed with construction.
Reason: To afford City of York Council the best possible opportunity to progress this project in a timely fashion and enable the full delivery of a new rail station at Haxby by early 2024, as mandated by government.
Report author: Richard Holland
Publication date: 06/10/2022
Date of decision: 06/10/2022
Decided at meeting: 06/10/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 11/10/2022