Decision details

HS2 Draft Planning Memorandum - Decision on Qualifying Authority Status

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Whether or not to become a “qualifying authority” – allowing the Council to determine all planning matters submitted under the Planning Conditions Schedule


            The Cabinet:


1.1       Approved the signing of the Planning Memorandum to become a ‘Qualifying Authority’ for the purpose of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (the Bill).


1.2       Requested that Council amend the Constitution to include the determination of all planning matters submitted under Schedule 17 (the Planning Conditions Schedule) of the Bill, in line with the current provisions that already exist for Phase 1 of HS2 matters under Schedule 17 of the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017 as set out in the Appendix of the Cabinet report.


Report author: Jeff Upton

Publication date: 10/07/2019

Date of decision: 09/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

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