Decision details

Acquisition of Land for the A647 / A6120 Dawson's Corner Junction Improvement Scheme

Reference: D54273

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approve the acquisition of third party land to enable the A647 / A6120 Dawson’s Corner junction improvement scheme on the terms agreed.


The Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval to acquire land from a third party to enable the A647 / A6120 Dawson’s Corner junction improvements to take place.


Following consideration of Appendices 3, 3b and 3c to the submitted report designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the public part of the meeting, it was



(a)  That the principle of acquiring third party land to enable the A647 / A6120 Dawson’s Corner junction improvements, be approved;


(b)  That the terms agreed for parcel A, as detailed in appendix 2 to the submitted report, and the terms for parcels B and C, as detailed in exempt appendix 3 to the submitted report, be approved;


(c)  That it be noted that should there be any changes to the agreed terms for parcels A, B and C, then these are to be approved by the Director of City Development under delegated powers;


(d)  That the necessary authority be delegated to officers to negotiate acquisition terms for parcel D, with agreement being given for those terms to be approved by the Director of City Development under delegated powers;


(e)  That with regard to the associated implementation timescales, it be noted that the intention is for third party land to be acquired by the end of 2021 and, subject to funding, junction improvement works beginning in either spring 2022 or spring 2023, with the construction period due to last around 12-18 months.


(As detailed within Minute No. 7, Councillor Carter, having declared an ‘Other Registerable Interest’ in this item, had applied for, and been granted a dispensation on the grounds that without the dispensation, representation from his political group on the Executive Board would not be possible and in granting the dispensation it enabled Councillor Carter to speak in the interests of persons living in the authority’s area.  In doing so, Councillor Carter confirmed that whilst remaining in the room and speaking on this item, he would not be voting upon it).

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Calverley and Farsley;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Resources

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Ward Member briefings


Local Ward Members

Contact: Annabel Phipps, Land & Property Officer, City Development 0113 378 8305 Email:

Report author: Annabel Phipps

Publication date: 07/07/2021

Date of decision: 23/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Executive Board

Effective from: 03/07/2021

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