Issue details

M5 Junction 10 Improvement Scheme; Capital budget approval, recruitment resource allocation, delivery and construction

To seek Cabinet approval:


1)    For the Commissioning Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to authorise an increase of £220M to the Highways Capital budget, pending approval and release of funding from the Homes England Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) and subject to any conditions of contract between GCC and Homes England that may restrict the immediate availability of HiF funding


2)    For the Commissioning/Operations Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure, to be authorised to recruit to the proposed project management structure within the Major Projects team, to ensure that the management and delivery of the scheme is sufficiently resourced, throughout project design and delivery. Namely; Project Director Projects Managers x 2, Assistant Project Managers x 2 and appropriate support staff, and


To seek Cabinet approval


3)    To undertake compliant procurements for each phase of the construction and the delegation of the award of the contracts to construct each phase to the Commissioning/Operations Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/10/2019

Decision due: 13 Nov 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Nigel Moor FRTPI FRSA, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning

Contact: Simon Excell, Lead Commissioner Strategic Infrastructure Email: Tel: 01452-428487.


           GCC Strategic Communities and Infrastructure Members Board (SCIMB)

           Tewkesbury Borough Council

           Cheltenham Borough Council

           Gloucester City Council

           Gfirst LEP

           Ministry for Housing, Communities, Local Government (Cathy Francis, Director of Land and Housing Delivery and (then) Secretary of State James Brokenshire)

           Homes England

           Highways England

           MP Laurence Robertson, Alex Chalk, Richard Graham

           Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Scrutiny Input: None

Planned Dates: " Homes England Funding Decision - Autumn 2019 " Conclusion of options selection (Technical Appraisal Review) - November 2019 Public consultation - Spring 2020 Preliminary design - Spring -Autumn 2020 Planning - Autumn 2020 - Autumn 2021 Construction - Spring 2022 - Spring 2024