Issue details

Cannock Chase Joint Investment Programme - Cannock Railway Station.

A delegated decision was made by County Councillor Phillip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council on the 12 April 2013 agreeing joint investment monies to be released from the capital receipt from the sale of land owned by the county.

These monies are held in a joint account between both authorities, SCC and Cannock Chase District Council and were earmarked for projects that support Economic Prosperity and Public Health outcomes.

A second delegated decision was made by Councillor Atkins on the 19 December 2014 regarding the drawdown of monies for a range of projects since completed. That decision highlighted that money would be allocated to an Economic Development and Physical Asset Reserve – use of which would be for joint agreement between each authority and subject to project appraisal.

This delegated decision request is to seek approval for the allocation of monies remaining in the Economic Development and Physical Asset Reserve towards the cost of developing an Outline Business Case which will set out the case for securing funding for a transformational upgrade of Cannock Railway Station in partnership with the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), Network Rail, West Midlands Trains and Cannock Chase District Council.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Cannock Chase - Cannock Town Centre;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/07/2019

Delegated Function: General Delegation to Cabinet Members - Section 6 of the Constitution;

Decision due: 08/07/19 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Lead director: Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Department: Other


Cabinet Member – Phillip Atkins
Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport – Helen Fisher
Leader of SCC Opposition group – Susan Woodward