Decision details

Transpennine Route Upgrade – Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) Objection Update

Reference: D57115

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In accordance with the Full Council resolution of 15th November 2023 the Director of City Development approved:

a) The withdrawal of the formal objection on the agreed matters in the Statement of Common Ground (as per Appendix A)
b) noted the issues that have not been resolved, held within the Council's Statement of Common Ground (Appendix A) and may be identified as ‘matters’ by the Inspector to be determined at the public inquiry scheduled to commence on 27th February 2024.
c) endorsed the Statement of Common Ground.
d) approved entering into the Environmental Agreement (appendix C) and Highways Agreement (appendix B) on the terms set out in the report.
e) approved the revised Deemed Planning Conditions (appendix D)
f) approved entering into a Funding Agreement with Network Rail to meet the cost of officers supporting the implementation of the TWAO.

Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Garforth and Swillington; Harewood; Hunslet and Riverside; Kippax and Methley; Little London and Woodhouse; Temple Newsam;

Contact: Lauren Browne, Senior Project Officer, Asset Management and Regenration 0113 378 6374 Email:

Publication date: 01/02/2024

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