Decision details

Capital Spending and Project Approvals

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       In respect of TCF: Dewsbury–Batley–Tingley Sustainable Travel Corridor –

 

            That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)        That the Dewsbury–Batley–Tingley Sustainable Travel Corridor package project proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case)

 

(ii)       That an indicative approval to the total project value of £6 million is granted from the Transforming Cities Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)      That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(b)       In respect of CIP Phase 2 Delivery –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)      That the CIP Phase 2 Programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on individual schemes to activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total programme value of    £47.35 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That approval be given to development costs of £4 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund of which £3 million to fund business case development costs in order to progress schemes within CIP Phase 2 to decision point 3 (outline business case) and £1 million to be allocated to support programme resilience and contingency.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with: Kirklees council for expenditure up to £600,000; Calderdale council for expenditure up to £600,000; Bradford council for expenditure up to £670,000; Wakefield council for expenditure up to £1.13 million; all from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

 

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 4 (full business case) and decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(c)        In respect of Brownfield Housing Fund Programme –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Brownfield Housing Fund programme proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case) and activity 4 (full business case) for individual schemes coming through the programme.

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £66.779 million is given from the Brownfield Housing Fund with full approval to spend being granted once individual schemes have progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That development costs of £5 million from the Brownfield Housing Fund are approved in order to develop and manage the programme and design and develop individual schemes to the next decision point.

 

(iv)      That delegation of allocation of development costs and to enter into funding and legal agreements with Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield, Calderdale and Leeds Councils and associated development activity as outlined in this report to a total combined value of £5 million from the Brownfield Housing Fund, is given to the Combined Authority’s Director of Delivery to enable programme development and individual projects to progress to the next decision point.

 

(v)       That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at the next decision point through delegation to the Investment Committee and at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(d)       In respect of Active and Sustainable Travel across Bradford City Centre –

 

            That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Active and Sustainable Travel in Bradford City Centre package project proceeds through ?decision point 2 (strategic outline case)? and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value up to £30 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   That development costs of £1.67 million to complete Outline Business Case development be approved. This will bring the total project approval to £2.15 million.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for development costs of £1.67 million from Transforming Cities Fund, taking the total project approval to £2.15 million.

 

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

(e)       In respect of Connecting employment and skills centres in Dewsbury –

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:   

 

(i)     That the Connecting Employment and Skills Centres in Dewsbury/ Active and Sustainable Travel in Dewsbury package project proceeds through ?decision point 2? and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case) for the Dewsbury Bus Station Replacement and Dewsbury town centre pedestrian and cycle improvement projects.

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value of £16 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(f)        In respect of South Bradford Bus Park & Ride and Expressway –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)    That the South Bradford Bus Park and Ride and Expressway project proceeds through ?decision point 2 (strategic outline case)? and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value of £20 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   That £335,000 of development costs have been approved to date for this scheme and a further £1.02 million development funding is be approved from the Transforming Cities Fund are requested to take the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) bringing the total funding approved to £1.36 million.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for this scheme up to £1.02 million from the Transforming Cities Fund bringing the total scheme approval to £1.34 million.

 

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(g)       In respect of Network Navigation - West Yorkshire –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the  Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Network Navigation project proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value of £15.20 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund and £300,000 from Integrated Transport Bloc funding with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(h)       In respect of Transforming access to Bradford Interchange from employment areas - Bradford Interchange Station Access –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the  Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Transforming Access to Bradford Interchange package proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total Combined Authority funding of £13.2 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   Development costs of £350,000 have been approved for this project to date. A further £2.69 million from the Transforming Cities Fund be approved to progress to decision point 3 (outline business case).

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement with Bradford Council for additional development costs of up to £2.69 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, taking the total amount approved to £3.04 million.

 

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(i)         In respect of City Connect Phase 3 Canals –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the CityConnect Phase 3 canalsproject proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case)and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with final costs).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total project value of £1.363 millionis granted from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team.  This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(j)         In respect of Transforming Access to Brighouse and Elland Railway Stations –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Transforming Cycling and Walking Access in Brighouse and Elland Railways Stations package project proceeds through ?decision point 2? (strategic outline case) and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case) for the Brighouse Cycling and Walking Improvement Scheme and activity 4 (full business case) for the Elland Station Access scheme.

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £7.40 million, £5.42 million which will be funded from the Transforming Cities Fund and £1.98 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (Elland station and access package) is given with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(k)       In respect of Transforming bus and active travel opportunities between Dewsbury and Bradford (A638) –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Transforming bus and active travel opportunities between Dewsbury and Bradford (A638) package proceeds through decision point 2 (strategic outline case) and work commences on activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total value of Combined Authority funding £16 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund to spend once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That the Combined Authority approve further development costs to progress this scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) of £80,000, taking the total approved to £350,000 and enter into an amended funding agreement with Kirklees Council for an additional £80,000 from the Transforming Cities Fund.

 

(iv)   That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(l)         In respect of West Bradford - Cycle Superhighway –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the West Bradford – Cycle Superhighway package proceeds through ?decision point 2 (strategic outline case)? and work commences on ?activity 3 (outline business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total package value of £17.5 million is given from the Transforming Cities Fund with full approval to spend being granted once the package has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   Development costs of £175,000 have been approved for this project to date. A further £1.25 million from the Transforming Cities Fund be approved for developments costs in order to progress the project to decision point 3 (outline business case).

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an amended funding agreement for this scheme with Bradford Council for an additional £1.25 million for development costs from the Transforming Cities Fund, taking total approved to £1.43 million.

 

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the package remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(m)      In respect of Tong Street A650 Highway –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the  Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Tong Street A650 Highway scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of up to £20 million to be funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund be given, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs). The total project cost is estimated to be up to £24.49 million.

 

(iii)   That additional development costs of £2.53 million be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case), taking the total scheme approval to £2.715 million. 

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enter into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Bradford Council for expenditure of up to £2.715 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

 

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 4 and 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(n)       In respect of A660 Headingley Hills –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)    That the A660 Headingley Hill scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total project value of £5.1 millionis granted from a funding source to be identified before the next decision point, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That development costs of £825,807 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 4 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for £825,807 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

 

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(o)       In respect of Enterprise Zone – Langthwaite –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the Langthwaite Enterprise Zone scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £5.55 million is given made up from the Local Growth Fund (£1.26 million) and Getting Building Fund (£4.29 million) with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(iii)   That approval be given to development costs of £1.26 million from the Local Growth Fund to develop the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs), including funding to Wakefield Council to deliver the road, pre-construction enabling works and project development funding for the Combined Authority to develop and progress the scheme to the next decision point.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Wakefield Council for an amount within the £1.26 million development costs from Local Growth Fund, the amount to be confirmed by the Programme team.

(v)    That funding reallocation between the Getting Building Fund and Local Growth Funding element be approved, to maximise efficient and timely use of the Local Growth Fund where allowed.

 

(vi)      That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(p)       In respect of A61 North –

 

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

 

(i)     That the A61(North) scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

 

(ii)    That an indicative approval to the total scheme value of £4.41 million be given from the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme fund with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

 

(iii)   That development costs of £117,607 be approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 taking the total scheme approval to £923,062 and approval of £892,141 for construction work undertaken at risk on package three, the Moortown Corner junction element, taking the total scheme approval to £1,815,203.

 

(iv)   That the Combined Authority enters into a variation of the existing LPTIP Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £1,815,203 from the LPTIP fund.

 

(v)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs)through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the report.

 

(q)       In respect of Additional Approval – Growing Places Fund –

 

The Combined Authority approves that authority is delegated to the Combined Authority’s Section 73 officer, upon receipt of a written request from a loan holder and giving consideration to all relevant matters,to approve and vary any terms of repayment of individual Growing Places Fund loans, with any variations to be subsequently reported to the Business Investment Panel for information. 

 

(r)        In respect of Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel Funding –

 

The Combined Authority delegates authority to the Investment Committee to approve:

 

(i)     The Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel Assurance Framework pathway and approvals.

 

(ii)    The expenditure of Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel funding that is allocated to the Combined Authority. Presently, this is £10.053 million, but this could vary as the final allocation is dependent on satisfactory plans being submitted to government that set out the proposals to be delivered.

 

(iii)   The allocation of the DfT Emergency Active Travel funding between the Combined Authority and the five West Yorkshire partners.

Publication date: 07/09/2020

Date of decision: 04/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Effective from: 15/09/2020

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