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Memorandum of Understanding for Additional £254m Investment

Decision Maker: Finance, Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(i)         to note the content of the report;

(ii)        to note that Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work indicated at the announcement of the City Deal in January 2016 that the additional funding was to improve journey times and increase capacity on key rail links between Aberdeen and the Central Belt, upgrading the rail line in the Montrose Basin;

(iii)       to instruct the Chief Executive to write to the First Minister seeking clarification around the proposed £200m rail link fund seeking confirmation if it is still the Scottish Government’s intention to upgrade the rail line in the Montrose Basin and if not ask the First Minister to confirm if any of the £200m will be spent within the Aberdeen and/or Aberdeenshire; and

(iv)       to agree that a further report be brought to the next Finance, Policy and Resources Committee along with any amended Memorandum of Understanding following receipt of clarification from the First Minister.


This item was referred to Full Council for a final decision.

Publication date: 12/12/2016

Date of decision: 01/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 01/12/2016 - Finance, Policy and Resources Committee

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