Decision details

Improving Traffic Flow on the A65 Corridor

Reference: D47414

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to Spend on a Traffic Control Systems Enhancement Scheme on the A65 Corridor to help mitigate congestion.


The Director of City Development submitted a report which set out the purpose of the SCOOT National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) scheme and which sought ‘approval to spend’ for the £2.16m NPIF grant awarded to Leeds City Council by the Department for Transport in respect of the enhancement of the traffic control system on the A65 corridor.


In considering the report, it was noted that SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique) was an adaptive traffic signal control system.


Responding to a Member’s enquiry, the Board received assurances that relevant Ward Members would be kept informed on the development of this scheme.



(a)  That the injection of £2.16m into the Capital Programme, which is fully funded from the Department for Transport grant, be approved;


(b)  That ‘Approval to Spend’ for £2.16m (being £250,000 staff design fees, and £1.91m construction costs) over a 2 year period from April 2018, to be fully funded from the Department for Transport grant of £2.16m, be authorised;


(c)  That the following be noted:-

(i)  The scheme proposals, as described in sections 2 and 3 of the submitted report;

(ii)  That the construction of the scheme is programmed to start in September 2018 and be fully operational by March 2020; and

(iii)  That the Chief Officer Highways & Transportation will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Guiseley and Rawdon; Horsforth; Kirkstall; Otley and Yeadon;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning and affected Ward Members have been consulted.


The MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough supports the proposal and DfT funding bid.


The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been consulted and supported the DfT funding bid.


Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Ward Members

Local MP

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Contact: Andrew Hall, Acting Head of Transportation Services 0113 378 7589 Email:

Report author: Andrew Hall

Publication date: 27/03/2018

Date of decision: 21/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 04/04/2018

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