Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Thursday, 9th September, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Rooms 6&7, Civic Hall, Leeds. The meeting will also be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazjNSGpqZZT41Vibn2ZK9A/live (copy and paste the link in your browser)

Note: Note: This meeting will be held in Committee Rooms 6&7, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR. There will be very limited capacity for observers of the meeting. If you would like to attend to observe the meeting in person, please email: governanceservices@westyorks-ca.gov.uk to request a place, clearly stating the name, date and start time of the committee and include your full name and contact details, no later than 24 hours before the meeting begins. Please note that the pre-booked places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and once pre-booked capacity has been reached there will be no further public admittance to the meeting. On receipt of your request, colleagues will provide a response to you. A recording of this meeting will be uploaded to our YouTube channel following the meeting. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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2.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

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3.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1.       To highlight Agenda Item 7 Appendix 5 which officers have identified as containing exempt information within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2.       To consider whether or not to accept the officers’ recommendation in respect of the above information as set out Agenda Item 7 Appendix 5.

 

3.       If the recommendation is accepted, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

RESOLVED – That in accordance with paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Item 7 Appendix 5 on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information and for the reasons set out in the report that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

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4.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Combined Authority held on 29 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

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5.

Economic Recovery pdf icon PDF 325 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Liz Hunter)

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Decision:

Resolved: That the Combined Authority:

a)    Notes the update on COVID-19 support in West Yorkshire.

b)    Comments on the refreshed draft of the West Yorkshire Economic Recovery Plan and commits to review further at future meetings as the economy develops.

 

6.

Business Productivity and Resilience Plan pdf icon PDF 593 KB

(Lead Member: Sir Roger Marsh, Director: Liz Hunter)

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Decision:

Resolved: That the Combined Authority endorses publication of the priorities and indicative actions of the Business Productivity and Resilience Plan as part of the region’s Strategic Economic Framework.

 

7.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 870 KB

(Lead Member: The Mayor, Director: Melanie Corcoran)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

a)    That in respect of future approvals, the Combined Authority approves that the schemes in the funding programmes shown in paragraph 4.3 of the submitted report are allocated to the indicated thematic committee also shown in paragraph 4.3 of the submitted report.

b)    That in respect of the York Northern Outer Ring Road, the Combined Authority approves:

 

i)       The change request to the York Northern Outer Ring Road project to bring together the roundabout junction upgrade scheme and the dualling scheme and their associated funding allocations, into one combined scheme, with total scheme costs of £65,193,000, and for development costs of £3,438,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund to progress the combined scheme to full business case, bringing the total development costs to £9,019,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

ii)     That the Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing funding agreement with City of York Council for expenditure of up to £9,019,000 from the West Yorkshire + Transport Fund.

iii)    That future approvals are made in accordance with the assurance pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the submitted report.

c)     That in respect of the Department for Transport Capability Fund (Revenue), the Combined Authority approves that:

i)       The Department for Transport Capability Fund (revenue) scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (delivery).

ii)     Approval of £1,351,341 which will be funded through Department for Transport Capability Fund (revenue).

iii)    Approval is delegated to the Director of Delivery to enter into small grant agreements with community organisations and businesses for expenditure up to £50,000 from the DfT’s Capability Fund, as agreed by the scheme’s Programme Board.

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

d)    That in respect of the EZ Langthwaite Extension Phase 1, the Combined Authority approves that, subject to the conditions set by PAT stated in the submitted report:

i)       The Enterprise Zone Langthwaite Business Park Extension Phase 1 scheme proceeds through decision point 4 (full business case) and work commences on activity 5 (delivery).

ii)     Approval is given to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2,217,000 of which £417,000 is from the Local Growth Fund and £1,800,000 is from the Getting Building Fund.

iii)    The Combined Authority enters into an addendum to the existing Funding Agreement with Wakefield Council for expenditure up to £1,246,000 from the Getting Building Fund.

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

e)    That in respect of the Wellington House Accommodation Project, the Combined Authority approves the recommendations set out in the exempt appendix 5 of the submitted  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.

8.

Minutes for Information pdf icon PDF 256 KB

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