Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Thursday, 10th October, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room A, Wellington House, Leeds. View directions

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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 Appendix 3 to Item 6, Appendices 1, 2 and 3 to Agenda Item 7, Appendix 1 to Agenda Item 12 and Appendices 1 to 6 of Agenda Item 15 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 in paragraph 8.2 of Agenda Item 6, paragraph 6.4 of Agenda Item 7 and paragraphs 6.1 of Agenda Items 12 and 15.

 

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 Appendix 3 to Agenda Item 6, Appendices 1, 2 and 3 to Agenda Item 7, Appendix 1 to Agenda Item 12 and Appendices 1 to 6 of Agenda Item 15 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 1 August 2019 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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5.

Brexit pdf icon PDF 122 KB

(Member lead: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Alan Reiss)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the update on the organisational preparation being undertaken by the Combined Authority and LEP as the UK prepares to leave the European Union be noted.

 

(b)       That the delivery of the Brexit Support scheme, as detailed in paragraph 2.4 of the submitted report be approved, in the event of a non-negotiated exit from the EU, from November 2019 to the end of March 2020 via the allocation of £2m from the overall Business Growth Programme (BGP) budget.  This being subject to securing the required funding flexibility from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BEIS) and no additional funding being provided directly by Government.

6.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 414 KB

(Member lead: Cllr P Box, Director: Craig Taylor, Head of PMO)

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Decision:

Resolved:

(a)     In respect of Halifax Bus Station –

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

(i)        That indicative approval to forecast scheme cost of £15.4 million, with delivery funding dependent on the TCF bid outcome be given.

(ii)       That approval of an additional £200,000 from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, taking total approval to £566,415 be given.

(iii)      That expenditure up to £566,415 on the scheme, in partnership with Calderdale Council, be approved.

(iv)      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.

(b)     In respect of Clifton Business Park Enterprise Zone –

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

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

(ii)    That development costs of £3.156 million are approved in order to      assist in the progress the scheme 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.

(c)        In respect of A65 signals –

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

(i)    That the A65 Signals scheme proceeds through decision point 3 (outline business case) and work commences on activity 4 (full business case).

(ii)   That an indicative approval of £956,000 is given from the LPTIP 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). The total scheme cost is £1.209 million.

(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.

(d)     In respect of Temple Green Park and Ride –

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

(i)      That the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme Temple Green Park & Ride Extension project proceeds through outline business case (decision point 3) and work commences on full business case (decision point 4).

(ii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £6.954 million (which will be funded  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

7.

Transforming Cities Fund pdf icon PDF 349 KB

(Member lead: Cllr J Blake, Director: Alan Reiss)

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Decision:

Resolved:  That the Combined Authority delegates approval to submit the Transforming Cities Fund Strategic Outline Business Case to the Managing Director, in consultation with the Chair of the Transport Committee.

8.

Tackling the Climate Emergency pdf icon PDF 430 KB

(Member lead: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Alan Reiss)

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Decision:

Resolved:  That the work to promote clean growth and tackle the climate emergency be endorsed.

9.

Devolution pdf icon PDF 132 KB

(Member lead: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Alan Reiss)

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10.

Spending Reviews and Local Industrial Strategy pdf icon PDF 152 KB

(Member lead: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Alan Reiss)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the successful Convention of the North with NP11 and supported by Government, and its key messages be noted. 

(b)       That the outcome of the 2019 Spending Round and the proactive steps taken to pursue investments for transport, energy, flooding, digital infrastructure and economic services be noted.    

(c)        That the outcome of the LEP Board’s awayday be endorsed. 

(d)       That the milestones to use a new local industrial strategy to target the 2020 Spending Review with developing compelling investment propositions, as set out in paragraph 2.13 of the submitted report, be approved.

 

11.

Future Bus Options pdf icon PDF 130 KB

(Member lead: Cllr J Blake, Director: Alan Reiss)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       That options arising from the sale of First West Yorkshire, including but not limited to potentially participating in the sale, be explored.

 

(b)       That spending of up to £200,000 on legal and consultancy support to assist with the development of options for future bus services in West Yorkshire be approved. 

 

(c)        That delegation be given to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director, in consultation with the Chair of the Combined Authority, to engage with the process of the sale of First West Yorkshire Ltd referring any significant decisions arising from this to the Combined Authority.

 

12.

Future Approach to Business Finance pdf icon PDF 101 KB

(Member lead: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Alan Reiss)

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Decision:

Resolved:  That the report and information provided in Exempt Appendix 1 on the future approach to business finance be noted.

 

13.

Corporate Planning and Performance pdf icon PDF 120 KB

(Member lead: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Angela Taylor)

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14.

Governance Report pdf icon PDF 114 KB

(Member lead: Cllr S Hinchcliffe, Director: Angela Taylor)

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15.

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) pdf icon PDF 127 KB

(Lead Member: Cllr P Box, Director: Angela Taylor)

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Decision:

Resolved: 

 

(a)       That the advice included in the outline assessment forms and any

respective conditions at Part 3 of Exempt Appendices 2-3 be approved by the Combined Authority, in its role as the Intermediate Body for the SUD part of the ESIF programme.

 

(b)       That the advice included in the full assessment forms at Part 2 of Exempt Appendices 4-6 be approved by the Combined Authority, in its role as the Intermediate Body for the SUD part of the ESIF programme.

to allow the Managing Authority to issue a funding agreement subject to the proposed conditions set out in the full assessments being fully met.

 

(c)       That the Combined Authority, in its role as the Intermediate Body for the SUD part of the ESIF programme, delegate approval to minor changes to projects where requested by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to the Director, Corporate Services in consultation with the Chairs of the Combined Authority and Investment Committee.

16.

Progress on the Transformation Programme pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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17.

Minutes for Information pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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