Decision details

Guildford West Railway Station

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


• provides a project progress update
• seeks authorisation to move the project forward to Stage 3 (Option Selection) of Network Rail’s Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) methodology
• seeks Executive approval for the transfer of the provisional capital budget required to initiate the next stages of the project (GRIP 4 (Single Option Development) onwards) to the approved capital programme




That the Executive:


(1)   endorses the findings of the previously-completed GRIP 2 (Feasibility) study;


(2)   approves progression of the project to GRIP 3 (Option Selection);


(3)   authorises the Director of Planning and Regeneration:


(a)   to take all necessary steps in accordance with the Council’s Procurement Procedure Rules to procure services and enter into a contract with the preferred supplier, in order to deliver GRIP 3; and


(b)   to establish a new Project Board


(4)   approves the transfer of £500,000 from the provisional capital budget of £5.2 million for this project to the approved programme, ready to commence works on GRIP 4 once the GRIP 3 work has been formally signed-off.



To progress works necessary for the future delivery of the Guildford West Rail Station at Park Barn.


Alternative options considered and rejected by the Executive:

·        To do nothing (‘Option 0’)

·        Low cost bus service enhancement (‘Option 3’)


Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:



Report author: Elizabeth Fleming

Publication date: 17/07/2019

Date of decision: 16/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/07/2019 - Executive

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