Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(a) that approval be given for the Council to work with the District Councils (excepting iii) to submit bids to the Government’s “Levelling Up Fund” (LUF) in June 2021, for the following schemes:

                  i. Okehampton - new rail station & transport hub

                  ii. Cullompton - Town Centre Relief Road

iii. Exmouth - Completion of Dinan Way and Town Centre improvements (County bid)

iv. Teign Estuary Trail and associated cycle links

v. Lee Mill - Slip road and associated local improvements


(b) that the Levelling Up Fund bids be submitted with a total estimated cost of £92m incorporating a contribution of up to £5.7m from Devon County Council;


(c) that approval be granted to enter into any funding agreements required to secure the funding or any part of it, with authority being delegated to the Head of Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment, to negotiate and enter into those agreements;


(d) that delegated approval be given to the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment, in consultation with the Local Member and Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport, to make minor amendments to the bid submissions.

Reason Key: Strategic, Political or Financial Significance;

Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

To be agreed


To be agreed – specific for each scheme (Possible Electoral Divisions of Okehampton Rural, Exmouth, and Cullompton & Bradninch)

Contact: Dave Black, Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment Email:

Report author: Dave Black

Publication date: 10/06/2021

Date of decision: 09/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/06/2021 - Cabinet

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