Decision details

Crewe Hub Station Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the outputs of the Crewe Hub Station solutions stage project development work, approve the strategic outline business case for the enhanced Crewe Hub Station and its supporting evidence base and funding and financing strategy, progress the Hub station design to detailed design, and seek necessary Government commitments on funding.


Cabinet considered a report on Crewe Hub Station which outlined the project development work completed to date which had identified a number of key interventions required to unlock the potential benefits to Crewe, Cheshire East and the wider region.


Prior to consideration of the report, Cabinet had received a presentation on the key features of the scheme.




That Cabinet


1.    approves the Masterplan Report for the Crewe Hub Station as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report;


2.    notes the feasibility and options stage reports of the Crewe hub station and project development presented in Appendices 2 and 3;


3.    approves the funding and financing principles set out in Appendix 4 of this report as the basis negotiating a Crewe Hub Regeneration and Investment Agreement with Government, and as the mechanism to underpin any local contribution; and


4.    authorises the Executive Director of Place to take all necessary actions to negotiate and conclude terms with the Government and the West Coast Franchise operator to secure an appropriate funding and financing package to inform an investment decision by full Council.  

Report author: Hayley Kirkham

Publication date: 12/03/2020

Date of decision: 10/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/03/2020

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