Decision details

Chippenham Station Hub update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Update on project progress, and approval sought to commence the next phase of project development.


The Leader presented the report which provided an update on project progress and the main considerations concerning the next phase of project development: The development of a Full Business Case (FBC) and submission of a planning application.


In presenting the report, the Leader highlighted the history of the project, the next steps including the risks and benefits of the project.


In response to representations made by Councillor Clare Cape, the Leader stated that whilst the project would be beneficial for Chippenham overall, she agreed that some issues arising from the works, such as parking and traffic, would need to be considered.


In response to a question from Councillor Ian Thorn, Alistair Cunningham – Corporate Director, confirmed that in accordance with normal guidance to developers, those responsible for delivering the project were in pre-application discussions with the planning authority.


Following a short debate, the meeting;




1.    To note the progress of the Chippenham Station Hub project.


2.    To note the identified risks involved with progressing the project.


3.    To approve the development and delivery of the Full Business Case and Planning Application using Department for Transport retained funding.


Reason for Decision:


To ensure that Wiltshire Council maximizes the benefits and opportunities associated with the Growth Deal programme in terms of delivering key infrastructure projects and building Wiltshire’s economy whilst managing the financial implications and associated risks to the organisation.

Contact: Rory Bowen, Economic Development Service Manager Email: Tel: 01225 713433, Matthew Croston, Strategic Economic Performance Manager Email: Tel: 01225 712654.

Report author: Rory Bowen

Publication date: 18/09/2017

Date of decision: 12/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 12/09/2017 - Cabinet

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