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Issue details

Expression of Interest – Great British Railways Headquarters

Purpose of Report: To agree that York should be part of the GBR HQ competition process as set out by the Great British Railways Transition Team. The draft expression of interest will be shared with the Executive Member for Policy, Strategy and Partnerships in advance of the decision session. It will then be published in advance of the meeting - noting the deadline for submissions is 16 March and York is in competition with several other locations.


The Executive Member will be asked to agree to formally submit an Expression of Interest that shares evidence about why York is the ideal location for GBR HQ in response to the competition for a new HQ location.


The Council aims to give the same 28 days’ clear notice of non-key decisions as it does for key decisions, but in exceptional circumstances this may not be possible. It has not been possible to give 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make this decision because the terms for the competition, which we are entering, were only made available on 6 February 2022.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/02/2022

Decision due: 09/03/22 by Executive Leader (incorporating Policy, Strategy and Partnerships)
Reason: It has not been possible to give 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make this decision. Please open this item for further details.

Lead member: Executive Leader (incorporating Policy, Strategy and Partnerships)

Lead director: Director of Governance

Department: Directorate of Governance

Contact: Claire Foale, Assistant Director of Policy and Strategy Email: claire.foale@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

-City leaders and rail sector experts set out the case - December 2021
-Whole Industry Strategic Plan: call for evidence - 4 February 2022
-City leaders and rail sector experts review evidence to inform the Expression of Interest - March 2022

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Yes


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