Decision details

Leeds Transport Model 2020 Update - Approval to Spend

Reference: D50407

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the expenditure of £0.6M capital funding towards an update to the Leeds Transport Model. This is to cover the first phase (data collection) of a two phase contract. An application for £0.6M WYCA funding for phase 2 (model development) is being progressed in parallel to the contract procurement.


The existing Leeds Transport Model will be five years old in 2020 and beyond that point there are likely to be issues with model compliance because of the age of the underlying data.


It is therefore essential that data collection is undertaken in the spring 2020 survey window prior to the start of major roadworks on the M621 and Leeds Inner Ring Road at Regent Street Bridge and Armley Gyratory. Failure to achieve this survey window would delay surveys until 2024.


The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation);

i)  noted the contents of the report; and

ii)  gave authority to incur expenditure of £600,000 which will be funded from Leeds City Council Highways and Transportation budgets. 

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted



Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development

Contact: Tim Harvey, Highways Officer 0113 378 7520 Email:

Publication date: 20/12/2019

Date of decision: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

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