Decision details

Capital Spending and Project Approvals

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Resolved:

(i)      That in respect of the Huddersfield Stations Gateway package – Preparing for Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) at Huddersfield and opening up employment sites schemes the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that

 

(a)        The Huddersfield Stations Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case)

 

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £28 million 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 plus finalised costs). Total Project Costs are £42 million (£28 million TCF, £10 million WY+TF and £4 million from Kirklees Council’s Kirklees Town Centre Capital fund).

 

(c)       Development costs of £99,679 are approved, to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case), taking the total approval to £0.916 million.

 

(d)      The Combined Authority issue an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £0.916 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

 

(e)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the Approval 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 Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

(ii)         That in respect of the Halifax, Walking Cycling and Bus Transformation Package – North Halifax Cycle Super Highways, Park Ward Streets for People, Bus Priority the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

 

(a)        The Halifax Walking, Cycling, Rail and Bus Transformation package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case) for individual schemes.

 

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority contribution of £53.9 million 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 plus finalised costs). Total Project Costs are £71.805 million (£53.9 million TCF, £16.5 million WY+TF, £405,000 CMBC and £1m LTP for Park Ward Streets for People.

 

(c)         An indicative approval to the total package value of £53.9 million is given 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.

 

(d)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the Approval 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 Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

(iii)       In respect of the TCF Leeds Rail Station Sustainable Travel Gateway the Investment Committee approved that:

 

(a)        The Leeds Station Sustainable Travel Gateway (LSSTG) scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case plus finalised costs)

 

(b)        An indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £32.44 million (which will be funded through £31.69 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, £500,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund and £250,000  from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme) is given with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (Full busines case with finalised costs). A further £100,000 in match funding will come from Network Rail taking the total project cost to £32.54 million.

 

(c)         Development costs of £3.01 million are approved, to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (Full business case with finalised costs), taking the total approval to £5.094 million

 

(d)        The Combined Authority issue an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £5.094 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

 

(e)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report including at decision point 5 (Full business case plus finalised costs) 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 scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

(iv)       In respect of Beech Hill, Halifax the Investment Committee approved that:

 

(a)        The Beech Hill Phase 1b scheme proceeds through decision point 5 (full business case plus finalised costs) and work commences on activity 6 (delivery)

 

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £797,000 funded from the Local Growth Fund is given. Total Project Costs for Phase 1a and 1b are £21.742 million; £1.4 million from previous the Local Growth Fund approval, £14.418 million from THA, £4.725 million Homes England and £402,000 CMBC.

 

(c)         That the Combined Authority issue an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council for expenditure of up to £2.197 million from the Growth Deal (£1.4 million Phase 1a, £0.797 million Phase 1b).

 

(d)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Portfolio Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in this report.

 

(v)        In respect of the change request for the Strategic Business Growth Programme the Investment Committee approved that:

 

(a)        The Change Request for additional funding for the Strategic Business Growth Programme is approved to continue to deliver until 31 March 2023:

·             Government contribution of £1,620,551.

·             Local Growth Fund matched funding of £1,120,551.

·             SME matched funding of £500,000.

(b)        Future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in this report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined within this report.

 

Publication date: 09/10/2020

Date of decision: 07/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 07/10/2020 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Effective from: 17/10/2020

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