Decision details

Capital contribution to the Spalding Western Relief Road

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider an executive decision relating to a capital contribution towards the Spalding Western Relief Road


To provide capital funding of £1m to Lincolnshire County Council as a contribution towards front-funding the delivery of Section 5 (Vernatt’s) to the Spalding Western Relief Road in accordance with the formal decision of Full Council dated 31 July 2019.


Reasons for the decision:

To continue to front-fund the delivery of Section 5 to the SWRR in order to enable housing land formally allocated in the adopted Local Plan to be opened up, thereby securing the long-term strategic growth of Spalding and the wider district and providing the first phase of the town’s necessary western relief road.


Alternative options considered:

a.    Do nothing

b.    Agree changes to recommendation

Neither of the alternative options set out above would meet with the formal terms of the significant funding agreement entered into with Homes England; the tandem agreement entered into with the County Council; the formal policies set out in the statutorily adopted South East Lincolnshire Local Plan; the formal decision of Council dated 31 July 2019; the agreed budget; or the wider growth ambitions of the Council.  A decision counter to the recommendation set out above would put formally agreed funding streams, the Councils growth ambitions, the strategy set out in the adopted Local Plan, and the delivery of a western relief road to Spalding at significant risk of failure.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Incurring expenditure above £75,000 threshold in respect of revenue/£180,000 in respect of capital;

Wards Affected: Pinchbeck and Surfleet; Spalding Castle; Spalding Monkshouse; Spalding St John's; Spalding St Mary's; Spalding St Paul's; Spalding Wygate;

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Contact: Matthew Hogan, Assistant Director - Strategic Growth and Development Email:, Paul Jackson, Executive Programme Manager Email:

Publication date: 31/01/2023

Date of decision: 31/01/2023

Effective from: 08/02/2023

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