Decision details

Design and Cost Report - Claypit Lane/ Woodhouse Lane Junction and Public Realm lmprovements

Reference: D44550

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval is sought to carry out a major junction improvement at the Claypit Lane / Woodhouse Lane junction. These proposals aim to amalgamate a number of potential schemes in order to minimise abortive work and disruption to the public. The resultant scheme will facilitate the construction of the Merrion House extension and involves filling-in the subway and providing green spaces making the resultant public realm areas much more appealing. Pedestrian and cycling facilities will also be improved. The scheme is designed to integrate with the planned public transport improvements in this area.


The Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval to carry out a major junction improvement at the Claypit Lane/Woodhouse Lane junction, and sought approval for the necessary ‘Authority to Spend’, in order to facilitate such improvements.



(a)  That ‘authority to spend’ £2.526m from existing Capital Scheme Nos. 32214 and 16256 for the proposed highway and public realm improvement works at the junction of Clay Pit Lane and Woodhouse Lane, as detailed within the submitted report, be approved;


(b)  That the actions required to implement the decision, together with the proposed timescale to progress the project, as detailed in paragraph 3.1 and 3.2 of the submitted report, be noted;


(c)  That it be noted that the Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: City and Hunslet;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Meetings with lnternal Council departments and various external stakeholders.


Ward Members, Highways and Transportation, frontagers and occupiers adjacent to the works, emergency services, various stakeholder forums e.g. cycling.

Contact: James Gray, Group Engineer 0113 3787371 Email:

Report author: James Gray

Publication date: 27/06/2017

Date of decision: 21/06/2017

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2017 - Executive Board

Effective from: 01/07/2017

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