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Railways: Bournemouth

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding is available for Bournemouth borough council to apply for in order to develop a light railway system. (295168)

If Bournemouth borough council decided to promote a light rail scheme, it would need to obtain the South West region’s agreement to prioritise the scheme for funding within its Regional Funding Allocation.

If the Region decided to prioritise the proposed scheme for funding then the council would then need to submit, at the appropriate time, a detailed Major Scheme Business Case for the proposed scheme, in line with current guidance, for consideration and assessment by the Department for Transport.

Alternatively, the council could seek funding from its own or through third party sources.