Decision details

Crewe Regeneration and Investment Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report setting out a programme of interventions to support the regeneration of Crewe.


Councillor S Gardiner asked whether a supplementary planning document should be drawn up to revitalise Crewe, based on more residential and less commercial development, which in turn would require less green field release at the next stage of the Local Plan. The Portfolio Holder for Planning undertook to provide a written response.




That Cabinet


1.    notes that the Council is the Accountable Body for the Crewe Town Board with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration being the Council’s representative on it;


2.    delegates authority to the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Director Place and with the approval of the Crewe Town Board, to:


          (a)        submit a Town Investment Plan to Government; and


          (b)        submit a bid for the Towns Fund to Government;


3.    delegates authority to the Executive Director Place, in consultation with the Director of Governance and Compliance, the Director of Finance and Customer Service, the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration and the Portfolio Holder for Finance, IT and Communication to:


          (a)        accept a government grant (Towns Fund – Accelerated project funding) and the associated conditions, to support the proposed Ly2 project;


          (b)        accept a government grant (Future High Streets Fund), and the associated conditions, to support a range of measures to support the regeneration of Crewe town centre;


          (c)        approve Supplementary Capital Estimates up to the value of the grants accepted under (a) and (b) above, to facilitate expenditure within the associated conditions;


          (d)        approve capital and revenue budgets associated with co-funding delivery of the measures proposed; and


          (e)        take all necessary actions to implement the proposals;


4.    notes that the review has been undertaken for the Crewe hub station scheme taking account of the impact of Covid-19;


5.    approves the proposed revisions to the Crewe hub station scheme;


6.    authorises the Executive Director Place to:


          (a)            commission the detailed design for Crewe Hub Station;


          (b)            agree terms with Network Rail and Avanti West Coast for the release of land necessary to deliver the scheme; and


          (c)            negotiate and agree a funding deal with Government and Avanti West Coast to secure the necessary funding to deliver the Revised Initial Scheme; and


7.    notes that further approvals will be sought from Cabinet to approve a preferred Crewe Hub Station scheme and seek any powers of compulsory purchase required to deliver the preferred scheme.


Publication date: 14/11/2020

Date of decision: 10/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/11/2020

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