Decision details

Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To inform Cabinet of the progress since the award of the TCF Programme, including proposed governance arrangements and programme delivery. To seek delegated authority for the proposed TCF Council Governance Board to oversee the development and delivery of the 3 year programme.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)         Notes the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Award, seeks Council approval to accept the grant funding and notes the progress to date regarding the TCF programme;

(b)        Approves in principle the proposed three-year delivery programme, in line with the TCF Strategic Outline Business Case, and guidance set out by the Department for Transport (DfT) in the Assurance Framework;

(c)         Approves the proposed Governance Framework and delegates authority to the Director of Growth and Infrastructure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Transport and Infrastructure, through the TCF Council Governance Board (CGB), for approval of future proposals, the detailed design of each element of the programme and to advertise associated Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs);

(d)        Approves any variation (as required) to the spend against the corridor based budgetary allocations identified in the SOBC and the making of TROs, following consideration of any objections to the advertising of those orders associated with the programme;

(e)          Receives quarterly TCF reports on progress to Cabinet for approval prior to submitting to DfT; and

(f)           Notes the proposed next steps regarding the TCF processes and the commitment of participating partners.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure


The delegations are designed to:

·         Allow maximum flexibility in meeting the strict DfT timeline for delivery over the next three years, with appropriate BCP approvals in place

·         Ensure that the authority is best placed to progress scheme delivery at pace.

Report author: Gary Powell

Publication date: 29/05/2020

Date of decision: 27/05/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/05/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/06/2020

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