Decision details

Brownfield Housing Fund

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for the scheme to progress through decision point 2 (Strategic Outline Case).


Resolved:  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.

Report author: Judith Furlonger

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