Decision details

Crewe Station Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report which sought approval to progress the work necessary to enable the delivery of the Crewe Hub Station and essential works in the surrounding area.


Again, members emphasised the need for public consultation on any proposals.




That Cabinet


1.    approves the continued project development works of Crewe Hub Station and the preparation and submission of a planning application by Summer 2020 to enable delivery of the scheme within the required timeframes;


2.    authorises the Executive Director Place, subject to the required funding approvals being in place, to:


(a)  approve and enter into any future Development Services Agreements (or other agreements required  between the Council and Network Rail) to authorise Network Rail to continue to manage the remaining project development work for the Crewe Hub Station  in partnership with the Council to meet the timetable and requirements of the Governance for Railway Investment projects (GRIP) process;


(b)  take all necessary actions to prepare and submit all necessary applications for planning permission, including jointly with Network Rail, and to implement any planning permission necessary to deliver the project;


(c)  take all necessary actions to prepare and submit a listed building application and implementation of any listed building consent in relation to Crewe Hub Station;


(d)  negotiate and seek to conclude terms to acquire land and rights (or extinguish the same) as are necessary to deliver the Crewe Hub Station scheme;


(e)  make the Compulsory Purchase Order(s) to acquire the necessary land and interests to deliver the Crewe Hub Station and ancillary infrastructure;


(f)   take all necessary actions to support the Local Enterprise Partnership to submit an Enterprise Zone or equivalent Tax Increment Financing application and supporting business case to Government, in consultation with the Section 151 Officer, to enable delivery the Crewe Hub Station; and


3.    notes that a Full Council investment decision to progress with the scheme and approve any resulting Capital Contribution from the Council will be sought, recognising the ongoing financial risk with progressing this project.


Publication date: 13/06/2019

Date of decision: 11/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/06/2019

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