To receive a report of the Director of Place presenting an update in relation to the Cullompton Railway Station project.
The Cabinet had before it and noted a *report of the Director of Place presenting an update in relation to the Cullompton Railway Station project.
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that the Council had been working with South West and Taunton Council over a number of years and had included the production of a strategic outlined business case seeking to demonstrate the strong business case associated with the proposed reopening of the Cullompton and Wellington stations. The Councils had been successful in securing a further £5m of funding for the project. A change to the governance arrangements was felt to be appropriate and the project lead role would transfer from the District Councils to Network Rail who would now progress the project further with the use of this funding. It was hoped that the first passengers would be able to use the stations by 2025.
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.