Transport for the North

Reference Number: 0741
Department: Neighbourhood Services and Resources
Date Added: 02 October 2017
Last Updated:

Contact Officer Details

Name: Luke Swinhoe
Telephone: 01325 405490

Lead Scrutiny Committee and Chair:

Committee: Place scrutiny committee
Scrutiny Chair: Councillor Carson
Lead Officer: Dawn Taylor
Lead Officer Email:

Relevant Cabinet Members

Name Email Portfolio
Bill Dixon Leader of the Council

Description of Decision to be Taken:

To give consent to the Secretary of State, to enable Transport for the North (TfN) to become a Sub-National Transport Body. The Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) Cabinet gave consideration to the incorporation of the TfN as a sub-national transport body and agreed to give its consent for regulations to be laid before Parliament to enable this to happen, however, additional consent is now required from all the highway authorities.

Action: Consent
Date to be considered by Cabinet: 10 October 2017
Date to be considered by Council:
Deferred: No
Deferral History:

Reason for late inclusion:

Recent information from the Department for Transport states that in addition to the consent from all 19 authorities of Transport for the North (TfN), which in Darlington's case is the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) consent from all highway authorities within the relevant combined authority area is also required for the establishment of TfN as a Sub-National Transport Body.

Added to the plan in accordance with:

General Exception Rule: Yes

Other Details

Affected Wards: All Wards
Documents to be submitted: Report
Proposed Consultees: Each of the member authorities of TfN.
Consultation Method: Report