Agenda and decisions

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Thursday, 9th January, 2020 12.00 pm

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 1 to Agenda Item 5 and Appendices 1, 2, 3 and 4 to Agenda Item 8 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 8.1 of Agenda Item 5 and paragraph 6.1 of Agenda Item 8.

 

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 1 to Agenda Item 5 and Appendices 1, 2, 3 and 4 to Agenda Item 8 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 10 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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5.

Capital Spending and Project Approvals pdf icon PDF 368 KB

(Member lead: Roger Marsh, Director: Melanie Corcoran)

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)       In respect of Leeds Transport Model Update 2020 -

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

(i)        That the Leeds Transport Model Update 2020 project proceeds through Decision Point 2 and work commences on Activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(ii)       That an indicative approval of £600,000 is given from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund towards a total scheme cost of £1.2 million with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to Decision Point 5.

(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 submitted report.

(b)       In respect of Leeds City Region Skills for Growth –

 

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

(i)      That the Leeds City Region Skills for Growth programme proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs)

(ii)     That an indicative approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £2.429 million (which will be funded through £1.464 million from the ESIF fund and £964,925 from the Local Skills Fund is given with full approval to spend being granted once the outcome of the ESIF bid is known and the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5. The total project value is £2.929 million with the remaining £500,000 to be raised from business sponsorship. 

(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 Bradford Interchange Carriageway Works -

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

(i)      That the Bradford Interchange Carriageway Works proceeds through decision point 2 and work commences on Activity 4 (full business case)

(ii)     That an indicative approval to the total project value of £2 million is given from the Local Transport Plan - Integrated Transport Block with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5.

(iii)    That development costs of £461,400 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5.

(iv)      That the Combined Authority enter into a Funding Agreement with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council for expenditure up to £300,000.

(v)       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  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

5a

Bradford Interchange Carriageway Works

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5b

Connecting Innovation (Economic Scheme)

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5c

White Rose Station

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5d

Leeds Bus Station Gateway

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5e

A58 Beckett Street and York Street

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5f

Leeds City Centre Package - Infirmary Street Gateway

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6.

Draft Budget & Business Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)        That the draft business plan and revenue budget proposals for 2020/21 and draft capital budget be noted.

 

(b)        That the amended corporate priority of ‘Tackling the Climate Emergency’ be agreed.

 

 

7.

Governance Arrangements pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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

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8.

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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

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Decision:

 

Resolved:

 

(a)       That the advice included in the outline assessment form and any respective conditions at Part 3 of Exempt Appendix 2 be approved by the Combined Authority, in its role as the Intermediate Body for the SUD part of the ESIF programme.

 

(b)       That a decision on Exempt Appendix 3 be delegated to the Investment Committee pending further information being provided to them for consideration at a future meeting.

 

(c)        That the advice included in the full assessment form at Part 2 of Exempt Appendix 4 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.