Issue details

LCR 114 - Digital Connectivity Programme Phase 1 - Dig Once Infrastructure Investment Incentivisation Funding

This request meets the key decision criteria as it requests the approval of SIF funds which is in excess of the £0.5m revenue limit and will have a community impact on more than 2 wards in the area of the LCR Combined Authority.


The context is the approval of a funding request to the Strategic Investment Fund (round II) for up to £6m, to support the deployment of digital infrastructure aligned to the Liverpool City Region backhaul network through dig once opportunities.


Dig-Once is based on planned schemes that are capable of including digital infrastructure (ducting and chambers), delivering at least 30% of the overall network route requirements. This is approximately 66km of new ducting and chambers across the Liverpool City Region.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial and Community Impact;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Local Authorities affected: (All Local Authorities);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 24 Jan 2020 by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Lead director: Mark Bousfield

Contact: Lorna Rogers Email:


Strategic Investment Fund Panel

Making Representations: Mark Bousfield, Director of Commercial Development and Investment Email:



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