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:

(i)              In respect of the Active and Sustainable Travel in Wakefield City Centre the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The Wakefield City Centre Bus, Cycle and Walking improvements package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 3 (outline business case)

(b)        An indicative approval to the total package value of £13.600 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

(c)        Development costs of £0.119 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 3 (outline business case) bringing the total development costs approval to £0.525 million.

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £0.525 million from the Transforming Cities Fund.

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

(ii)             In respect of the York Station and City Centre Access Package the Investment Committee recommended to the Combined Authority that:

(a)        The York Station and City Centre Access Gateway package proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(b)        An indicative approval to the total package value of £14.547 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.

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

(iii)           In respect of the A629 Phase 2: Halifax Town Centre the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The A629 Phase 2 Halifax Town Centre scheme proceeds through decision point 4 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(b)        An indicative approval to the total scheme value of £47.84 million is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (WY+TF) 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).

(c)        Development costs of £2.598 million are approved to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) bringing the total development costs approval to £5.844 million.

(d)        The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with Calderdale Council for expenditure of up to £5.844 million from the WY+TF fund.

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

(iv)           In respect of the Wakefield South East Gateway (Kirkgate) the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Wakefield SE Gateway (Kirkgate) scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £1.6 million which will be funded through £1.6 million from the Local Growth Fund.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £1.6 million from the Local Growth Fund.

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

(v)            In respect of the Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel Funding the Investment Committee approved, subject to receipt of the DfT allocation, that:

(a)        The Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel programme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).

(b)        Approval of £10.053 million which will be funded through the Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel funding.

(c)        The allocation of the DfT Emergency Active Travel funding between the Combined Authority and the five West Yorkshire partners as set out below:

o      Bradford - £2,131,555

o      Calderdale - £101,172

o      Kirklees - £1,983,983

o      Leeds - £3,025,500

o      Wakefield - £1,423,243

o      Combined Authority - £1,387,439

(d)        In order to ensure that schemes can be delivered within the tight timescales, the Investment Committee delegate authority to the Managing Director to amend the approval and allocation of Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel funding if the DfT allocation differs from £10.053 million, or if further changes to individual allocations is required, as a result of changes to the programme and approaches to delivery.

(e)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield for expenditure as set out above from the Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel fund.

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

(vi)           In respect of the Wakefield SE Gateway (Rutland Mills) the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Wakefield City Centre South East Gateway- Rutland Mills scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £4.9 million (which will be funded from the Local Growth Fund) is given. The total scheme value is £20.911 million.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure of up to £4.9 million from the Local Growth Fund.

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

(vii)         In respect of the Bradford Heritage Project the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        The Bradford City Centre Heritage properties- High Point scheme proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (delivery).

(b)        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2.9 million (which will be funded from the Local Growth Fund) is given. The total scheme value is £9.432 million.

(c)        The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Bradford Metropolitan District Council for expenditure of up to £2.9 million from the Local Growth Fund.

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

(viii)        In respect of the Rail Park and Ride Phase 1 (Steeton, Silsden, Moorthorpe, Normanton) the Investment Committee approved that:

(a)        An increase to the costs of the three schemes by £1.206 million to a total of £7.985 million. Individual scheme increases are Steeton and Silsden £0.752 million, Moorthorpe £0.127 million and Normanton £0.327 million.

(b)        To agree to extending the completion time scales for each scheme.

(c)        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 outline in this report.

 

Publication date: 09/11/2020

Date of decision: 05/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2020 - West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee

Effective from: 17/11/2020

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